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PROCEEDINGS 

OP 

THE GRAND CHAPTER, 

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AT THE 

FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, 

HELD 

AT THE CITY OF LONDON, ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY, 
The 19th Day op February, A.L., 5862, A.D., 1862. 




Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved. 



ADDRESS: 

JOHN CHARLES FRANCE, BELLEVILLE, GRAND Z. 

THOMAS BIRD HARRIS, HAMILTON, GRAND SCRIBE E. 



HAMILTON : 

PRINTED AT THE "SPECTATOR" OFFICE, PRINCE'S SQUARE. 



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PROCEEDINGS. 

At the Fifth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter ot 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada, held in the Masonic Hall, 
at the City of London, on the third Wednesday, the 19th 
day of February, A.L., 5862, A.D., 1862. 

PRESENT : 

M. E. Comp. John Charles Franck, Grand Z. 



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GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISTRICTS. 

R. E. Comp. F. Richardson, Toronto District. 
" " " George F. La Serre, Central District, 



122 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented, 
the Grand Chapter of Koyal Arch Masons of Canada was 
opened in J^ttVJfltf form. 

The Grand Scribes E. and N. having examined the- 
Register, reported the following Representatives and 
Proxies, of regularly Warranted Chapters, present, as also, 
the Representative and Proxy of Chapters under Dispen- 
sation in attendance, and recommend that they be 
admitted and allowed to take part in the proceedings of 
Grand Chapter. 

No. 1. ANCIENT FRONTENAC, KINGSTON. 

R. E. Comp. William B. Simpson, Z. 
" " George F. La Serre, P.Z. 

No. 2. THE HIRAM, HAMILTON. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, P. Z. 

" " David Curtis, (proxy.) 

No. 3. st. john's, London. 

E. Comp. James Moffatt, Z. 
" Ed. Glackmeyer. 

No. 4. st. Andrew's, Toronto. 

R. E. Comp. Francis Richardson, P. Z. 

No. 5. st. george's, London. 

R. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield, P. Z. 
" " James M. Bennett, Z. 
" " Thomas McMullen, G. Janitor. 

No. 6. st. john's Hamilton. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, Z. 
" " " David Curtis, (proxy.) 

No. 7. MORIA, BELLEVILLE. 

M. E. Comp. John C. Franck, Z. 

" Cornelius J. Starling, 
R. E. " George F La Serre, (proxy.) 



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No. 8. king Solomon's, Toronto. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, (proxy.) 

No. 9. golden rule, stanstead. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, (proxy.) 

No. 10. KILWINNING, LONDON. 

R. E. Comp. William Daniell, Z. 

No. 12. CATARAQUI, KINGSTON. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas J. Angel, P. Z. 

No. 16. CARLETON, OTTAWA. 

R. E. Comp. George F. La Serre, (proxy.) 

No. 17. DORCHESTER, ST. JOHNS. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, (proxy.) 

No. 18. OXFORD, WOODSTOCK. 

R. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, Z. 

No. 19. MOUNT MORIAH, ST. CATHARINES. 

V. E. Comp. James Seymour, Z. 

No. 20. MOUNT HOREB, BRANTFORD. 

R. E. Comp. David Curtis, Z. 
" " " A. Huntington, H. 

U. D. GRENVLLLE, PRESCOTT. 

R. E. Comp. George F. La Serre, (proxy.) 

U. D. EZRA, SLMCOE. 

E. Comp. Charles Kahn, Z. 
" W. B. Ozborn. 

On motion, the Report from the Grand Scribes was 
received and adopted. 

A number of Companions being in attendance, the M.E.Z. 
gave permission for their being admitted as visitors. 



124 GKAKD CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The Grand Scribe E. read the Rules and Regulations for 
the government of Grand Chapter during public business 

The Grand Scribe E. commenced reading the minutes of 
proceedings of the Grand Chapter at its last Annual 
Convocation, held at the town of Belleville, on the 20th" 
day of February, 1861, when he was interrupted, and the 
following resolution submitted : — 

Moved by R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, seconded by 
Y. E. Comp. William Daniell, and resolved, — 

That whereas the Proceedings at the last Annual 
Convocation have been printed, and the same having been 
distributed to all the Chapters, the minutes be considered 
read, and as such, confirmed. 

The M.E.Z. read the following Address to the assembled 
Companions, on matters which he deemed it necessary to 
be brought prominently before the present Convocation for 
consideration : — 

ADDRESS. 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 

Masons of Canada. 
Companions : 

We are once more by the mercy of the great " I Am," suffered 
to meet in Annual Convocation, to render such an account of our 
actions throughout the past year, and to consider such measures 
for the advancement of the Craft in time to come, as may be most 
acceptable to Him whose approbation alone should be, and I 
sincerely trust, is our steadfast aim in all our undertakings. 

Assembled around our sacred altar, I feel convinced the 
Companions cannot and will not forget the duties which they owe 
to their God, their Companions and themselves ; to their God by 
endeavoring to perform their work to his Glory ; to their 
Companions by candor, patience, and indulgence in all matters to 
come before them, and to themselves by keeping steadily in view 
in all their legislation, those high principles of morality and virtue 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 125 

which are taught and ever impressed on our minds, in the Supreme 
Chapters of the Holy Royal Arch. 

On returning to the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Canada, the 
Sceptre, a year since so kindly and I may truly say undeservedly 
entrusted to my care, I can safely lay my hand upon my heart, 
and say that I have endeavored to preserve the same as unsullied 
as it came to me, and to have succeeded in this, my most anxious 
wish, would be to me a source of the highest gratification. 

The progress of Royal Arch Masonry within the Province, 
cannot fail to answer, if indeed it does not exceed the fondest hopes 
and anticipations of every true lover of the Art. The Convention 
of Royal Arch Masons which met at the City of Hamilton, on the 
19th day of January, 1857, and then established the Grand Chapter 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, consisted of three chapters only. 
At our first Annual Convocation held in the same City, on the 17th 
day of February, 1858, four chapters were represented, and now 
after the lapse of but four years, we number twenty-one, and 
two under dispensation, with twenty-three subordinate Chapters 
under this jurisdiction, and I have no hesitation in adding that I 
am led from personal observation to anticipate, within a very short 
period, a steady increase to the number. 

To enter upon a retrospect of the occurrences of the last year, 
it becomes my first and most mournful duty to record the loss the 
Royal Craft has sustained in the death of the Prince Consort, and 
to invite this Grand Chapter to pass a humble address of 
condolence to our Most Gracious and beloved Sovereign, whom 
may the Great Architect of the Universe long preserve to reign 
over us. 

In accordance with the resolution adopted by this Grand Chapter, 
at the last Annual Convocation, I have caused the Grand Scribe E. 
to transmit to Right Excellent Companion Alexander James 
Stewart, our Warrant, appointing him the Representative of this 
Grand Chapter at the Grand Chapter of Scotland. In his letter of 
acknowledgment, he expresses his sincere and heartfelt thanks for 
the honor conferred upon him, and at the same time assures us 
that he will do all in his power to maintain the friendly relations 
at present existing with the sister Grand Body in Scotland. 

The instructions of this Grand Chapter with respect to the action 



126 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

of the Grand Chapter of England, in issuing a Warrant for a 
Chapter at the City of Ottawa, have been carried out. A 
communication of which a copy is hereunto annexed has been sent 
by the Grand Scribe E. to the Supreme Grand Chapter of 
England. The reply, a copy of which is hereunto annexed, dated 
at Freemason's Hall, London, November 12th, 1861, shews that 
the Communication was read at a meeting of the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, in August last, and that it, and the question 
therein involved, were referred to the Committee on general 
purposes, whose report thereon was afterwards approved and 
adopted. A copy of this Report is also hereunto annexed. The 
Report would appear to rest to a certain extent upon the 
assumption, that the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter of Canada 
are so united and blended together, that stipulations and conditions 
which would be binding upon the Grand Lodge of Canada, in its 
intercourse with the Grand Lodge of England, must be equally 
binding upon the Grand Chapter of Canada in its intercourse with 
the Grand Chapter of England, apparently ignoring the fact that 
the two bodies in this Province are separate and distinct. It sets 
forth that at the time of the recognition of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada by the Grand Lodge of England, the latter reserved to the 
few Lodges in Canada, who then signified their desire to retain 
their connection with the mother Grand Lodge, recognition of their 
position, with all their masonic privileges and those of their 
members respectively. The Committee do not deny the uncon- 
ditional acknowledgment of the Grand Chapter of Canada on the 
10th of February, 1860, which in fact is stated in the Report in 
the following words : " In the name and on behalf of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England,they,the Grand Principals fully recognize 
the Grand Chapter of Canada, reserving however, to all Chapters 
now in Canada, who are still holding Charters under the Grand 
Chapter of England, as also to all English Royal Arch Masons, all 
their rights, titles and privileges, as fully and freely as though the 
Grand Chapter of Canada had not been formed," but they advance 
opinions and arguments for the course they have pursued, which, 
for the sake of convenience and of putting fairly and clearly before 
you, I will arrange as follows : — 

(1.) " That in accordance with the arrangements entered into 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 127 

under the Act of Union in 1813, that pure Ancient Masonry 
consists of three Degrees, and no more, viz., those of the Entered 
Apprentice, the Fellow Craft and the Master Mason, including the 
Supreme order of the Holy Royal Arch." 

(2.) "That the privilege of every Mason, initiated under the 
Constitution of the Grand Lodge of England, is that of taking all 
his Degrees in full under that Constitution." 

(3.) " That the Brethren of every Lodge, have the inalienable 
right of seeking to have a Royal Arch Chapter attached to the 
Lodge, in order to enable them to complete their Degrees, if they 
wish to do so, and in case of their not being sufficient Royal Arch 
Chapters in the neighborhood." 

(4.) " That under the arrangements entered into between the 
Grantf Lodge, and Grand Chapter of England, and the Grand 
Lodge and Grand Chapter of Canada, they have not only the right, 
but are bound to afford to all Lodges and Masons in Canada, 
holding under the Grand Lodge of England,the means of completing^ 
under the English Constitution, their Degrees, if they do not 
already possess them, by attaching a Chapter to each Lodge." 

These arguments which, when subjected to the scrutiny of a full 
and careful perusal, must appear labored in the extreme, can in 
my opinion be easily and successfully refuted. To the first 
argument I would reply, that it is, to say the least of it, questionable 
whether this Grand Chapter can entertain those arrangements, 
seeing that it has admitted the intermediate degrees between those 
of the Master Mason, and the Holy Royal Arch. To the second 
1 would say, that while it cannot be denied that any Brother initiated 
under the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of England, nay we go 
further, any Brother initiated under any Constitution, that of the 
Grand Lodge of Canada not excepted, has the undoubted right to 
be exalted in a Chapter holding a warrant from the Grand Chapter 
of England, or any other Grand Chapter, yet it does not follow, 
nor is it reasonable, that he should also have the right to claim the 
granting of a Charter, for a Chapter to be attached to the particular 
Lodge in which he was made, nor can it be possible that the 
Brethren of every Lodge have that inalienable right, which is 
given them by the Report, as such a position would render the 
Grand Chapter of England subordinate to the dictates of private 



128 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Lodges, at least as far as the granting of warrants is concerned. 
Lastly, whatever the rights and privileges of Brethren and Lodges 
may be in the opinion of the Committee, approved by the Grand 
Chapter of England, certain it is that these rights and privileges 
should have been considered at the time of recognition^ 
when the only reservation made, was as admitted by 
the Committee, the reserving to all Chapters, who were 
then holding Charters under the Grand Chapter of England, 
as also to all English Royal Arch Masons, all their 
rights, titles, and privileges, as fully and freely as though the 
Grand Chapter of Canada had not been formed. The terms of 
that recognition alone, bind this Grand Chapter, by those terms 
we are willing to abide, and those terms the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England is in duty bound to maintain. I have caused 
these my views to be embodied in a dispatch to the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England, a copy of which is herewith annexed, 
and which is respectfully submitted for the consideration of this 
Grand Chapter. 

On Petitions duly recommended by the District Grand 
Superintendents, I have granted Dispensations for two new 
Chapters, namely ,on the 10th day of June, 1861, to the "Grenville" 
Chapter at Prescott, and on the 12th day of December, 1861, to 
the " Ezra " Chapter, Simcoe, the confirmation thereof will be 
submitted to Grand Chapter, during this session. 

Many other Petitions for special Dispensations have had my 
anxious consideration, all, with the exception of one which I granted 
for making a serving Companion free of charge, were prayed for 
under Constitution, section six of subordinate Chapters. It gave 
me much pleasure to have it in my power to grant the prayer of 
several of these Petitions, but again there were some, which to 
my regret, I felt called upon to refuse. From the very 
many applications in all instances strongly recommended and 
apparently with good reason, rendering Dispensations under this 
section, the rule, rather than the exception, a revision of this 
portion of our Constitution would appear advisable. I have been 
asked for my decision upon the point, whether a District Grand 
Superintendent can grant a Dispensation under this section, and 
have ruled in the negative. I cannot here refrain from noticing 






FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 129 

that no schedule of fees has been adopted by Grand Chapter for 
special Dispensations, and I would recommend that some provision 
on this point should be made, more especially as the Grand Chapter 
is entirely dependent for income upon the fees arising from 
Warrants, Registrations and Certificates, and in consequence, in its 
present rather straitened financial* condition, can do little if 
anything, more than to pay current expenses, and is not in a 
position to assist in any charitable undertaking, such as the 
erection of the Masonic Asylum, which I am aware is now in 
contemplation by the Grand Lodge of Canada, although I have not 
received any official information concerning the same, and other 
Masonic Charities and laudable purposes, which from time to time 
Grand Chapter may be desirous of originating or helping. A notice 
of motion requiring subordinate Chapters to pay an annual fee 
for every member thereof, to the funds of Grand Chapter, is now 
pending and will, I doubt not, receive that consideration which the 
importance of the subject deserves. 

It may be of use here to mention other notices of motion which 
will probably claim the attention of Grand Chapter. Right 
Excellent Companion Simpson, gave notice at the last Annual 
Convocation, that he would move an amendment to the Constitution 
to alter the time of meeting of Grand Chapter ; also to 
re-consider that portion of Constitution referring to the balloting 
of candidates and the forms of application. At the same 
Convocation, Most Excellent Companion Thompson Wilson, in his 
report as Grand Superintendent for the London District, gave notice 
that at the present regular Convocation of Grand Chapter, he would 
move that the veils be not used in the ceremony of exaltation, as 
they have no reference to that degree. The Committee to whom 
the reports from the Grand Superintendents were referred, state, 
that the remarks made by this eminent companion concerning 
the veils are of the utmost importance, and recommend that a 
Committee on Constitutions and Regulations be then appointed to 
the matter into consideration, and to be prepared to report 
thereon at the present Annual Convocation. I thereupon appointed 
Right Excellent Companions W. C. Stephens, Thos. B. Harris, and 
S. B. Harman, a Standing Committee on Constitutions and 
Regulations, whose report will I doubt not be laid before you. I 



130 GRAm> CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

have received a letter from M. E. Com p. Thompson Wilson, Past 
Grand Z., of Canada, dated at Woolwich Common, on the 21st of 
January, 1 862, requesting me to take charge of his motion in his 
absence and advancing many arguments in support thereof, 1 have 
handed this letter to the Grand Scribe, E., to be laid before Grand 
Chapter when the motion comes up for discussion. It would be 
of course quite out of place to review in my address, any arguments 
pro., or con., respecting this or any other motion to come before 
Grand Chapter. I do, however, deem it necessary to remind Grand 
Chapter that the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, before the 
recognition herein-before mentioned, namely in a letter addressed 
on the 7th day of October, 1859, to Most Excellent Companion 
Harington, then Grand Z., of Canada, enquires " whether an 
installed Principal under the English Constitution, is. permitted 
to enter any one of our Chapters, to be present at the opening, and 
to remain and witness the whole of our Ceremonies from the 
opening to the closing of the Chapter. To which Most Excellent 
Companion Harington, on the 20th day of December, 1859, 
replies : " Any Royal Arch Mason whether an installed Principal 
or not, can enter any one of our Chapters as freely as his own, be 
present at the opening, and remain and witness the whole 
Ceremony of Exaltation, and assist at the closing of the Chapter. 
He need not retire therefrom for one moment, unless by his own 
desire, made known in the usual manner." The letter from the 
Grand Chapter of England, dated February 10th, 18G0, recites 
the above assurance, and founds the recognition of this Grand 
Chapter thereon. Laying aside all other reasons, it remains to be 
decided whether under these circumstances, the veils if considered 
necessary, are not better imparted in some intermediate degree. 

During the session 1 shall communicate to the Committee on 
Constitutions and Regulations some other alterations in our Con- 
stitution, which to me seem desirable. 

All By-Laws submitted to me by Subordinate Chapters, have 
received my careful attendance. 

During the recess I have visited officially the Chapters in 
Montreal, Kingston, Belleville, Toronto, Hamilton, London and 
Woodstock. 

My wish and determination to visit all the Chapters working 






FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 131 

under this jurisdiction have been frustrated by circumstances of 
a domestic nature. A small number of the Chapters have kindly 
favored me with notices of their Convocations, by means of 
which I have been enabled to embrace every available opportunity 
of being present at their meetings, and thus to enjoy more frequent 
visits than otherwise I could possibly have done. I must be here 
permitted to express my most heartfelt thanks to the Companions 
of the Chapters I have visited, for the very kind and cordial 
reception they have ever accorded to me. 

The only painful visit I have to record is one to Toronto on the 
occasion of my following the remains of my old friend and valued 
Companion Ridout, to the grave. The position of our late Right 
Excellent Companion, as a man of honor and integrity, to which 
the whole Province bears testimony, his position amongst us, his 
services, his acts and his conduct as a Mason, lead us to arrive at 
the cherished conclusion that he has safely reached the only proper 
goal of human ambition, and that he has arrived at the Grand 
Chapter Eternal in the heavens, where the world's great Architect 
liveth and reigneth from everlasting to everlasting. 

I have been relieved from much duty by the kind and valuable 
assistance rendered me by the Grand Superintendents of Districts, 
whose reports will, without doubt,prove of much interest to Grand 
Chapter ; the Grand Superintendent of the Central District, 
Right Excellent Companion La Serre, has further, at my request, 
prepared a Report on Foreign Correspondence, and I feel satisfied 
you will join me in gratefully acknowledging the services so 
kindly and disinterestedly rendered by our Right Excellent 
Companion. 

My labors have been further lightened by the close attention to 
business of that invaluable officer, the Grand Scribe, E., who has 
by every means in his power rendered me most valuable assistance. 

In obedience to Section Fifteen of the Constitution, I consider it 
my duty to note that the Grand Lodge of Canada, at their last 
Annual Communication, excluded Companion Stedman B. Camp- 
bell, from all privileges of Free Masonry for the space of two 
years, from the tenth day of July last past, at the expiration of that 
period, on the fulfilment of certain conditions, he is to be reinstated 
to his former standing in the Craft, otherwise to be expelled with- 



132 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

out further action of Grand Lodge. It remains for Grand Chapter 
to consider and decide whether this Companion shall likewise be 
excluded from his Arch Masonic Functions. 

I do not think that any of my predecessors have brought under 
the consideration of Grand Chapter the expulsions and suspensions 
of the Grand Lodge of Canada. I would, therefore, advise that 
Grand Chapter strike a Committee to examine into, and report 
through the Grand Principals, or any of them the names of all 
Companions suspended or expelled by the Grand Lodge of Canada, 
since the establishment of this Grand Chapter. 

At a time when peace, happiness, and prosperity reign within 
our borders, it may be deemed selfish, were I to close this address 
without alluding to the unfortunate troubles now afflicting our 
neighbors and Companions of the Northern and Southern States, 
let us earnestly hope that the precepts of our ancient and honorable 
institution may not be overlooked by the Brethren and Companions 
on either side, but that they may prove and form, or at least 
assist in forming, the means of an amicable settlement of their 
unnatural and unfortunate differences. 

And I pray the Great Jehovah, to continue to this Province, the 
high state of prosperity vouchsafed unto us, and to pour down 
upon this Grand Chapter assembled in his Holy name, the continual 
dew of that blessing, which alone can accomplish the object of all 
earthly undertakings. 

JOHN CHARLES FRANCK, Grand Z., 

Grand Chapter of R.A.M. of Canada. 
Grand Chapter of Canada, 
London, Feb. 19th, A.D., 1862, A.I. 2392. 



[Correspondence with the Supreme G.C. of England, referred to in the M.E.Z.'s Address.] 

" Grand Chapter of Canada, 

" Office of the Grand Scribe E. 

" Hamilton, 13th June, 1861. 
" R.E. Companion and Dear Sir, 

" I have the honor herewith to transmit a copy of Proceedings of 
the Grand Chapter of Canada, at the Annual Convocation, held at 
Belleville, on the 20th February last, and by command of the 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 133 

M. E. Z., I am, in accordance with the instructions of the Grand 
Chapter, to communicate through you, R. E. Sir, to the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England, the consideration at that Convocation 
of the action of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, in issuing 
a Chapter Warrant to the 4 Dalhousie ' Lodge, No. 835, on the 
registry of the United Grand Lodge of England, at Ottawa, C.W. 

" The subject was introduced in the M. E. Z.'s address, as a 
matter of grave importance, involving a principle which he 
conceived to be irreconcilable with the terms of your letter of the 
10th February, 1860, by which the constitutional position of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada was recognized by the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, in the following words : ' I am instructed to 
state that in the name and on the behalf of the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, they, the Grand Principals, fully recognize the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, reserving, however, to all Chapters now 
in Canada,who are still holding charters under the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, all their rights and privileges.' 

" The M.E.Z. further felt that if the issuing of a Warrant by the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England, for a new Chapter in Canada, 
was passed over or assented to by the Grand Chapter of Canada, 
it would establish a precedent that would not fail to endanger the 
friendly understanding now happily existing between the two 
Grand Chapters. 

" The Grand Chapter concurred in the view entertained on the 
subject by the M. E. Z., and painful as they felt the task to be, 
they nevertheless considered it their imperative duty at once, 
kindly, but firmly, to remonstrate with the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, on the irregularity of the course pursued in 
the issuing of this Warrant, and the consequent infringement on 
the privileges of the Supreme Grand Chapter of Canada, also to 
urge the reconsideration of the subject, feeling confidently assured 
that further reflection must result in an order for the immediate 
withdrawal of the Warrant. 

" I have the honor to remain, 

" R.E. Companion and Dear Sir, 

" Yours faithfully and fraternally, 

41 R. E. Companion, " THOS. B. HARRIS, 

" Wm. Gray Clarke, Esq., " Grand Scribe E." 

" Grand Scribe £., England. " 



134 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

" Freemasons' Hall, London, 
" 12th Nov., 1861. 
" Excellent Companion and Dear Sir, 

" I have already communicated to you that at the stated meeting 
of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, held in the month of 
August last, your letter dated the 13th of June, 1861, was read 
and the matter therein alluded to, namely, the granting of a 
Charter by the Supreme Grand Chapter for a Royal Arch Chapter 
to be attached to the ' Dalhousie ' Lodge, No. 835, at Ottawa, 
Canada West, was remitted back to the Committee of General 
Purposes, with directions to examine all the correspondence that 
had passed between the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of 
England, and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada, 
and also between the Supreme Grand Chapter of England and the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, and having reference to the reservation 
of the rights and privileges of such Lodges and Chapters, and such 
Craft and Roval Arch Masons in Canada, who have preferred to 
maintain their allegiance to the Masonic authorities in this country 
from whom they severally emanated, rather than place themselves 
under the Grand Lodge or the Grand Chapter of Canada, and to 
report thereon to the Supreme Grand Chapter, in November. 

" And I have now the honor to inform you that at the Quarterly 
Convocation of Grand Chapter, holden at Freemasons' Hall, on 
Wednesday last, the Oth instant, the Committee made their report, 
of which I enclose you two copies, and that the said report having 
been read it was unanimously resolved ' That that portion of the 
report embodying the opinion of the Committee on the matter at 
issue between this Grand Chapter, and the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, be approved and adopted,' and it was further resolved 
that this discussion of the Supreme Grand Chapter be communica- 
ted to you for the information of the Grand Chapter of Canada. 
" I have the honor to subscribe myself, 

" Your very faithful Servant and Brother, 

(Signed,) " Wm. GRAY CLARKE, 

" G. Scribe E. of the Supreme G. Chapter of England" 

" E. Comp. Thos. Bird Harris, 

" Grand Scribe E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada, 
"Hamilton, C. WP 



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[Extract from the Report of the Committee of General Purposes, referred to in 
the foregoing letter.] 

" The Committee beg also to report that, in pursuance of a 
resolution passed at the last Quarterly Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter, having reference to an objection raised by the Grand 
Chapter of Canada, against the recent grant of a Royal Arch Charter 
for a Chapter to be attached to the { Dalhousie ' Lodge, No. 835, at 
Ottawa, Canada West, on the alleged grounds that the establishing 
of such Chapter was in contravention of the terms on which the 
Grand Chapter of Canada had been recognized by the Supreme 
Grand Chapter, they have carefully examined all the correspondence 
that has passed between the Grand Masters and Grand Lodges of 
England and of Canada, and also between the respective authorities 
on behalf of the Grand Chapters of the two countries; and they 
beg to call the attention of Grand Chapter to the fact that, in the 
letter of the Grand Secretary, of the 16th December, 1858, written 
by command of the M.W. Grand Master, the rights and privileges 
of all Lodges and individual masons holding under the Grand 
Lodge of England, were especially reserved, in the following 
words : ' As, however, there are some few Lodges in Canada 
West who have signified their desire to retain their attachment to, 
and immediate connection with, the Grand Lodge of England, from 
whom they received the Warrants, the Grand Lodge and the 
Grand Master feel that they are not at liberty to withdraw their 
protection from such Lodges against their will, and therefore claim 
for them, from the Grand Lodge of Canada, recognition of their 
present position, with all their Masonic privileges, and those of 
their members respectively. The M.W.Grand Master feels that 
this is simply an act of justice, and based on the same principle as 
that enunciated in your communication.' And these rights and 
privileges were acknowledged by the Grand Master of Canada 
(Brother Wm. M. Wilson), in a letter, dated the 9th February, 
1859, addressed to the M.W. Grand Master, the Earl of Zetland, 
in the following words : ■ I have ever held and frequently 
expressed the opinion, that any subordinate Lodge, preferring to 
continue under their English Warrant, had a perfect and undoubted 
right to do so ; and were entitled, not only to a recognition from us, 



136 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

but to all their Masonic privileges.' The Committee also find in 
the letter of the Grand Scribe, E., dated the 10th of Februay, 1860, 
announcing the recognition of the Grand Chapter of Canada by the 
Supreme Grand Chapter, the following words, viz. : "I am 
instructed to state that, in the name and on behalf of the Supreme 
Grand Chapter of England, they, the Grand Principals, fully 
recognize the Grand Chapter of Canada ; reserving, however, to 
all Chapters now in Canada, who are still holding Charters under 
the Grand Chapter of England, as also to all English Royal Arch 
Masons, all their rights, titles and privileges, as fully and freely as 
though the Grand Chapter of Canada had not been formed.' 

" It will therefore be seen that in every instance have the rights 
and privileges of Lodges, and of the members of those Lodges, been 
fully reserved ; and the Committee are of opinion that the great 
privilege of every Mason initiated under the Constitution of the 
Grand Lodge of England, is that of taking all his degrees in full 
under that Constitution ; and it is ' declared and pronounced' — in 
accordance with the arrangements entered into under the Act of 
Union, in 1813, that— 'pure Ancient Masonry consists of three 
degrees and no more, viz : — those of the Entered Apprentice, the 
Fellow Craft, and the Master Mason, including the Supreme Order 
of the Holy Royal Arch.' 

" It has always been held by the Grand Chapter, that the Brethren 
of every Lodge have the inalienable right of seeking to have a 
Royal Arch Chapter attached to the Lodge, in order to enable 
them to complete their degrees, if they wish to do so, and in case 
of there not being sufficient Royal Arch Chapters in the 
neighborhood. 

" The Committee, therefore, feel that under the arrangements 
entered into between the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter of 
England, and the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter of Canada, they 
have not only the right, but are bound to afford to all Lodges and 
Masons, in Canada, holding under the Grand Lodge of England, 
the means of completing, under- the English Constitution, their 
degrees, if they do not already possess them, by attaching a 
Chapter to each Lodge. But it is perfectly clear that, inasmuch 
as the Grand Master of England has pledged himself not to grant 
any new Warrants for Lodges in Canada, the power of the Grand 



FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION, LONDON, 1862. 137 

Chapter is limited to those Lodges already existing in Canada ; 
and no new Chapter can be granted, excepting in connection with 
a Lodge existing prior to the recognition of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada by the Grand Lodge of England, at the Quarterly 
Communication holden on the 1st December, 1858." 



" Grand Chapter of Canada, 
" Office of the Grand Scribe E., 

"Hamilton, 28th January, 1862. 
" Wm. Gray Clarke, Esq., 
" Grand Scribe E. 

" Dear Sir and R. E. Companion, — 

" By command of the M. E. Z., I have the pleasure to 
acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 12th November 
last, conveying the information that the complaint of the 
Grand Chapter of Canada, in the matter of the issuing of a 
Royal Arch Warrant to certain Royal Arch Masons, and to be 
attached to ' Dalhousie ' Lodge, No. 835,E.R.,at the city of Ottawa, 
had been re-submitted to the Grand Chapter of England, at its 
< Quarterly Convocation holden on the 6th of the same month, 
when the General Committee had presented their Report, two 
copies of which I have received and for which you will please 
accept my thanks, and that so much thereof as referred to the 
Grand Chapter of Canada was unanimously received and adopted. 

" The M.E.Z. regrets that the Supreme Grand Chapter of England 
has come to the conclusion to support this irregularly formed 
Chapter; it seems to him it can be mentioned in no milder 
language, for upon a careful examination of the Report he can 
find no sufficient law or authority expressed as a justification 
for the course pursued. 

" The M. E. Z. is prepared to admit and to adopt every 
word uttered by his predecessor of the GrandChapter, as contained 
in the Report of your Committee, and even still more, to see, so 
far as it is in his power, that the conditions of recognition are 
maintained towards all English Royal Arch Masons in their 
fullest integrity, but he is sorry to observe the same feeling with 

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138 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

regard to the rights and privileges of the Grand Chapter of Canada 
is not entertained in the Grand Chapter of England. 

u The M.E.Z. further desires merely to call the attention of the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England to that which appears most 
inconsistent in the Report of the General Committee, upon which,* 
in his opinion, the present difficulty rests. It is stated in the 
Report that the Grand Chapter of Canada was recognized in the 
following words : ' I am instructed to state that, in the name and 
on behalf of the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, they, the 
Grand Principals, fully recognize the Grand Chapter of Canada, 
reserving, however, to all Chapters now in Canada, who are still 
holding Charters under the Grand Chapter of England, as also to 
all English Royal Arch Masons, all their rights, titles, and 
privileges, as fully and freely as though the Grand Chapter of 
Canada had not been formed.' 

" It is contended, therefore, that whatever act the Grand Chapter 
of England might have done, and however inconsistent that act 
might have been before the recognition of a supreme governing 
power in Canada, the act of establishing a Chapter subsequent to 
such recognition, within the jurisdiction of that Supreme power, is 
a clear violation of the rights and privileges of that Grand Chapter. 
The reservation made by the Grand Chapter of England is 
restricted to the Chapters now in Canada and still holding Charters 
under England, (i.e., 10th February, 1860) no mention is made of 
any future new Chapters to be formed. 

" The following case is perfectly analogous : That, if a Master 
Mason is debarred by the recognition of the Grand Lodge of Canada 
by the United Grand Lodge of England from assisting in the 
formation of a new Lodge, under the Grand Lodge of England, so a 
Royal Arch Mason is, in a like manner, debarred from assisting in 
the formation of a new Chapter under that jurisdiction. It seems 
at present unnecessary to consider the fallacy of the argument 
advanced by the Committee, that because under the act of the 
Union, in 1813, it is held that, ' pure Ancient Masonry consists 
of three Degrees and no more, viz. : those of the Entered 
Apprentice, the Fellow Craft, the Master Mason, including the 
Holy Royal Arch, therefore a Mason initiated under the Grand 
Lodge of England can insist on being allowed to complete his 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 139 

degrees under the same, or even that admitting that he could so 
insist on being exalted under the Grand Chapter of England, it 
would give him the right, instead of appealing to a Chapter already 
established under that jurisdiction, which right cannot be denied 
and seems the only right reserved, to choose that a Chapter must 
perforce be attached to the very Lodge in which he has been made 
for the especial accommodation of those made therein, and which 
right, if admitted by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, 
apparently deprives them of the power of refusing a Warrant for 
a Chapter to any Lodge requiring, nay, demanding the same. 

" As above said, it seems at present unnecessary to discuss these 
points, but it is as well to remind the Supreme Grand Chapter of 
England that the Supreme Grand Chapter of Canada is an 
independent body, and will, without considering any action between 
the Grand Lodges of England and Canada, insist upon the terms 
of recognition of this Grand Chapter alone, as hereinbefore set 
forth, quite willing to abide by those terms, namely : giving to all 
Chapters established in Canada, under the jurisdiction of the Grand 
Chapter of England, on the 10th day of February, 1860, all their 
rights, titles, and privileges, the same as to all Royal Arch Masons, 
holding under that jurisdiction. Had the Supreme Grand Chapter 
of England considered it expedient and necessary to reserve the 
the right to attach a Chapter to every Lodge in Canada, working 
under the Grand Lodge of England, then at the time of recognition, 
and then only, was the proper time to claim such right when it 
remained open for the Grand Chapter of Canada to accept or 
refuse a recognition upon such terms. 

" The M.E.Z. further directs me to say that your letter will be 
submitted to the consideration of the Grand Cnapter at the next 
Annual Convocation, to be holden during the present month of 
February, but that he has no doubt of the foregoing opinions being 
fully endorsed, and he can therefore offer no reasonable expectation 
for the least change in relation to the position of the said Chapter 
at Ottawa. In conclusion, I am to express the hope, seeing that 
the Grand Chapter cannot consistently recognize the regularity of 
this Chapter at Ottawa, and as, unfortunately, but one resource 
will be left open : to declare the said Chapter clandestine ; that the 
Grand Chapter of England will, after a careful review of all the 



140 GKAKD CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

circumstances, consent to withdraw the Warrant, and, by so doing, 
perpetuate the friendly relations between the two Grand Bodies, 
so happily in existence. 

" I have the honor to remain, 

" Dear Sir and R. E. Companion, 

" Your faithful Servant and Companion, 
(Signed) "THOS. B. HARRIS, 

" G.S.E., Grand Chapter of Canada" 

It was moved by R.E.Comp.Edwin Heathfield, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, and adopted : — 

That the matters named in the M. E. Z.'s Address be 
referred to the following special Committee,to report thereon 
at an early hour, viz : — E.Comp. James Moffatt, R.E.Comps. 
George F. La Serre and David Curtis. 

The Grand Scribe E. read a report from the Grand 
Superintendent for the Hamilton District, on a case of 
appeal, by Comp. H. J. Garrett, against the action of " The 
Hiram " Chapter, No. 2, in suspending him for non-payment 
of dues, in which it is recommended that " The Hiram " 
Chapter should be sustained in its proceedings, and 
that Companion Garrett be again placed in good Masonic 
standing, on his remitting to the said Chapter the sum of 
ten dollars for arrearages. 

The report was referred to a Committee to be appointed 
by the M. E. Z. 

R. E. Comp. George F. La Serre, Grand Superintendent 
for the Central District, submitted the following 

REPORT: 

To the Most Excellent the Grand Council and Companions of the 
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, assembled 
in Annual Convocation. 

Agreeably to constitutional regulations, I beg to submit my 
report as Grand Superintendent for the Central District for the 
past year. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 141 

Soon after my accession to office,I received from the Grand Scribe 
E., documents relative to a difference between two Companions 
of the "Carleton" Chapter — which was referred to by the late Grand 
Superintendent of the District, the present M. E. 1st Grand 
Principal, in his report at the last Annual Convocation, with 
instructions to investigate the matter — I accordingly proceeded to 
Ottawa, but found, on my arrival, that the accused had left the 
country and the accuser had retired from the Chapter, and was 
unwilling that the affair should be further looked into. I therefore 
allowed the subject to drop, especially as upon enquiry I was led 
to understand that the case was not one requiring official 
investigation, for no Masonic obligations had been violated. 
During the same visit, I was empowered, by a dispensation from 
the M.E. Grand Z., to install a Companion in the 1st Principal's 
chair, in place of the then existing 1st Principal, who was anxious 
to retire from his office. The reason assigned for this was, that 
as he resided in Prescott — although he was anxious and willing to 
attend the meetings of the Chapter — at that season of the year the 
trains were so irregular, owing to the inclemency of the weather, 
that he was frequently unavoidably prevented from being present. 
This, he w T ell knew, militated seriously against the prosperity of so 
young but hitherto so flourishing a Chapter, and therefore most 
earnestly desired all obstacles to its advancement being removed. 
The Chapter from that time continued steadily to improve until 
very recently, at the last election, another impediment arose and 
another dispensation to instal a Companion to the 2nd chair, who 
was not eligible, was asked. Feeling that the recommending and 
granting of dispensations should be resorted to only in extreme 
cases, and where the interests of the Craft clearly point out their 
utility, it was not until after a long correspondence upon the 
subject — in which was produced very satisfactory and conclusive 
evidence — that I felt justified in procuring the necessary document ; 
and I am now happy to state that I entertain the most sanguine 
expectations from the " Carleton" Chapter, and believe that no 
further hindrance will stand in the way of its future prosperity. 

The " Grenville" Chapter (U.D.) is prospering as all institutions 
must prosper when worked by zealous and expert members. 
Although only six months in existence they have already doubled 



142 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

their numbers. This success can scarcely, however, be wondered 
at, when a majority of those to whom the dispensation was granted 
was always ready and willing to travel more than one hundred 
miles to attend the meetings of their Mother Chapter. It is 
therefore with confidence and pleasure that I recommend the 
granting to them a warrant of confirmation from this Grand Body.* 

Having for several years held a prominent position in the "Ancient 
Frontenac" Chapter at Kingston, I feel a great delicacy in speaking 
of her prosperity. Having, however, recently retired from office, 
1 cannot be charged with egotism when 1 say, that so long as she 
is governed by such officers as she has at present, and is counselled 
by such eminent Companions as R. E. Companions Fowler, 
Henderson, and others, she cannot fail to preserve the proud 
distinction she holds in the Royal Craft in Canada. 

The " Cataraqui" Chapter has not made much progress. This is 
to be attributed not to the want of skill and ability in its 
management, for some of the best materials are amongst its 
members, but solely in my humble opinion, from the fact that the 
town is too small to support two Chapters ; this idea is corroborated 
by a wish expressed I believe by all the members, except the 1st 
Principal, to amalgamate with their Sister Chapter ; and I take 
this opportunity of assuring them, that should they ultimately 
decide upon taking such a step, I would be one of the first to 
receive them with open arms. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

G. F. LA SERRE, 
Grand Superintendent Central District. 

G. C. R. A. Masons of Canada. 
19th February, A. D., 2392. 



On the motion of E. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by Y. E. Comp. William Daniell, — 

The report from the Grand Superintendent for the 
Central District was received and referred to a special 
Committee. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 143 

The Grand Scribe E. read the following report from the 
Grand Superintendent for the Eastern Townships District : 

REPORT. 

Waterloo, Canada East, 
February 2nd, 1862. 
Thomas B. Harris, Esq., 

Grand Scribe E., Grand Chapter of Canada. 

Dear Sir and R. E. Companion, — 

In compliance with the regulations of the Grand Chapter, I beg 
to submit a brief Report of the state of Royal Arch Masonry in 
this District. 

The number of Chapters in what properly belongs to this 
District, has not increased during the past year, but at the 
Convocation of the Grand Chapter in February last, a Warrant of 
Constitution was granted to " Caernarvon" Chapter, in the City of 
Montreal, and I, being the nearest Grand Superintendent, was 
applied to, to instal its officers, which I did on the 1st day of 
April last, and it has since remained under my supervision. 

I have visited it several times and am happy to say, that the 
success and prosperity its returns will exhibit, bid fair to continue. 

" Golden Rule" Chapter still enjoys fair prosperity. No change 
has. yet been made in the manner of work, but I believe the 
Canadian Ritual will be adopted during the present year, and I 
am confident that its superiority will so commend itself to the 
officers of the Chapter as to inspire them with such renewed zeal 
as will ensure increased prosperity. 

I regret to say that "Bedford District" Chapter has not shown the 
improvement I anticipated, (as mentioned in my last year's 
Report) and has never yet conferred all the Degrees ; but from 
the zeal always shewn by the Lodge with which it is connected, 
I still hope in its ultimate success. 

The prosperity of " Dorchester " Chapter is unabated, and the 
prospect is as good for the coming year, as it has been during the 
past. 

The whole respectfully submitted. 

H. L. ROBINSON, 
Grand Superintendent, Eastern Toiunships District. 



144 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

On motion, the foregoing report was received and referred 
to a special Committee. 

The M. E. Z. appointed the following named Companions 
a special Committee on the reports of the Grand 
Superintendents of Districts, viz.: V. E. Companions. 
James Seymonr, William Daniell and Charles Kahn. 

K. E. Comp. "W". B. Simpson, on behalf of the Chairman 
of the special Committee, to whom was referred the question 
as to the titles of officers in the Mark, Past, and M. E. 
Masters' degrees, submitted a report, which was, on motion 
of R. E. Comp. Curtis, seconded by R. E. Comp. Heathfield, 
received and adopted. 

R. E. Comp. George F. La Serre, Chairman of the 
Committee on Foreign Correspondence, submitted and read 
the following 

REPORT ON FOREIGN CORRESPONDENCE. 

Your Committee beg respectfully to state that the proceedings 
of nineteen Grand Chapters — one from Scotland, and eighteen from 
the United^tates — have been submitted for their consideration and 
to report thereon. 

It gives your Committee much pleasure and satisfaction to 
remark, on perusing these various proceedings, that the influence 
of Royal Arch Masonry is being widely extended, that though 
unfortunately discord and civil war rage without, love and 
harmony hold their benign sway within the sacred precincts of our 
Masonic Temples. 

Not wishing unnecessarily to occupy the attention of this Grand 
Body, your Committee will at once cheerfully commence the task 
which has been allotted to them. 

SCOTLAND. • 

The abstract of the proceedings of this Grand Chapter are from 
8th May, 1860, to 6th March, 1861, inclusive, and are principally 
but of local interest. 






FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 145 

Lord James Charles Murray, 1st Grand Prin. Z.. Lindsay 
Mackersy, W. S., Grand Scribe Ezra. 

On 20th June, 1860, — The Scribes reported the result of the 
conference with the Grand Lodge Committee, on the subject of the 
working of the Mark Degree ; and which is contained in the minute 
of that conference, of which the following is a copy : — 

20th April, I860.— "It was agreed on all sides that the Mark 
Degree consisted formerly of two parts, the one relating to Fellow 
('rafts, and the other to their Overseers. The latter was intermediate 
between the Fellow Craft and Chairman of a Lodge, but that when 
the Degree of Master Mason was allowed to be given to all, although 
not elected to the Chair, it became a substitute for the second part 
of the Mark Degree, now called the Mark Master's Degree. If 
there were any probability of the Grand Lodges of England, 
Ireland, Canada, United States, and on the Continent of Europe, 
agreeing to introduce the Mark Master's Degree as a part of the 
Fellow Craft's Degree, the meeting would recommend the same to 
the Grand Lodge of Scotland, but as there does not appear to be 
a probability of such consent being obtained, the meeting 
recommend the Grand Lodge to concur with the Supreme Royal 
Arch Chapter in adjusting a ceremonial for each, so as not to affect 
the interests of either Body. 

" As to the Past Master's Degree, the meeting recommend that 
the Chairman of a Lodge be installed according to the ceremonial 
approved of by the Grand Lodge in 1858." The Supreme Chapter 
approved of what was done, and re-appointed the same Committee 
to meet with the Grand Lodge Committee, and adjust the necessary 
ritual. 

No Report on Foreign Correspondence. 

A LAB AMA. 

Tln> Thirty-fourth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter, 
convened 4th December, 1860, R.A.M., 2300. 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence, which reviews the 

edings of twenty-two Grand Chapters,is very ably written and 

commences thus : — " We notice in the first place, a pleasant contrast 

in the matters presented in their proceeding, with what met our 

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146 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA, 

eye one year ago. Then a question was agitated respecting, not 
only the powers, but the existence of the General Grand Chapter. 
Many considered it not only a useless Body, but as a positive evil, 
others strenuously contended for its great utility and continued 
existence. The difficulty between it and the Grand Chapter of. 
Michigan added fuel to the fire. The Grand Chapters of Virginia, 
Florida, and Pennsylvania, had never acknowledged its jurisdiction, 
while those of Kentucky and North Carolina had withdrawn, 
several others were making preparations to withdraw. This 
state of things, called forth in the several State Grand Chapters, 
much discussion, which involved the origin and history of Capitular 
Masonry, and the powers and appropriate duties of the General 
Grand Cbapter. Sufficient on this subject was said by us in our 
last Report, we now allude lo it, thus to express our pleasure at 
the happy change which we perceive in the manner and tone of the 
latter proceedings. The General Grand Chapter has voluntarily 
divested itself of several assumptions of power. It has now become 
rather an advisory tribunal, and arbiter to decide questions and 
disputes, which may be voluntarily referred to it, and undertaking 
to promulgate and establish an uniform system of work; and this, 
in view of the ability and zeal of the very learned and enlightened 
Companions who have it in charge, we hope and trust it may fully 
accomplish." 

In alluding to Canada they say : — " This Grand Chapter is now 
recognized by the Supreme Grand Chapter of England, and is in 
correspondence with all, or nearly all, the Grand Chapters of th 
United States. It adopts the intermediate Degrees of Past Master 
and M. E. Master, which are not recognized in England. The 
principal Officers are the Grand Z., Grand H., and Grand J. 
Eighteen Chapters are under its jurisdiction." 

This Report also speaks admiringly of the general and uniform 
harmony which prevails throughout the Masonic Body, from Canada 
to Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 

T. A. M. Wood, was elected G. H. P., and Daniel Sayre, Grand 
Secretary. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 147 



CALIFORNIA. 

The Eighth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter 
commenced 9th May, A. I., 2391. 

TheG.H.P., Henry Hare Hartly, delivered an excellent address, 
the following extract from which your Committee recommend to 
the careful consideration of subordinate Chapters : — " We are 
laboring under an evil in this jurisdiction which I fear, if not 
promptly checked, will hereafter be productive of much disadvan- 
tage to our Chapters. I allude to the rapid manner in which 
Candidates are passed through the various Degrees, and I regret 
to state that I am induced to believe that this evil exists in a 
majority of our Chapters. It arises, 1 presume, from the non user 
of any regular set of lectures for each Degree, and a supposition 
that as the Candidate has already progressed so far as to enable 
him to review our degrees, his mind is expansive and comprehensive 
enough at a rapid glance, and in a hurried transit, to embrace all 
our mysteries. I cannot but feel, that in failing fully to impress 
upon the mind of the novitiate during his reception of the degrees, 
their full meaning and import, we are slowly but surely 
undermining the fabric, because we are daily lessening the number 
of those capable and willing to hand down our mysteries purely 
and faithfully to their successors. I trust that you in your wisdom 
will take measures to remedy this evil, either by requiring 
Candidates to pass an examination in each Degree, before receiving 
the succeeding one, or by rendering it necessary that a certain 
interval of time should elapse between the conferring of each 
Degree, to enable the Candidate, in the meantime, to become fully 
versed in the ritual of the Degrees previously received by him." 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence, in a somewhat 
lengthy Report on Canada, conclude with the following remark : 
"The quasi independent position which this Grand Body has 
heretofore occupied, exists no longer. It having now received 
reeomiition from the only Body having the legitimate right to 
object, we again cordially extend a welcome, and most heartily 
congratulate them in the happy issue of the one thing only which 



148 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

was lacking to ensure them God-speed in their work of benevolence 
and love." 

Henry Hare Hartley, was re-elected G.H.P., and Lawrence C. 
Owen, Grand Secretary. 



CONNECTICUT. 

This Grand Chapter held its Annual Convocation on 7th May, 
1861. The proceedings principally of a local nature, present 
nothing of an immediate interest, outside the jurisdiction of that 
Body. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence in a brief Report on 
Canada, remark, — " The recognition of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, having been held in abeyance for some time, by the 
Supreme Grand Chapter of England, it affords us much satisfaction 
to find in an appendix to the pamphlet before us, an official letter 
from the Grand Secretary of the mother Grand Chapter, announcing 
the full and complete acknowledgment of the regularity and 
independence of the Canadian Body. The Chapters in Canada 
having been instituted by virtue of Warrants from the several 
Grand Chapters of England, Ireland, and Scotland, and these 
having severally recognized the independence of the Grand Body 
in Canada, we take pleasure in congratulating our Companions of 
the latter organization, on the removal of all obstacles in the way 
of their upward and onward progress." 

Nathan Dikeman was elected G.H.P., and Eliphalet G. Storer, 
Grand Secretary. The Grand Secretary's Report, mentions one 
hundred and seventy-two exaltations having taking place during 
the previous year, in nineteen subordinate Chapters hailing under 
this Grand Body. 

INDIANA. 

Grand Chapter convened 22nd May, 1860, A. I., 2390. Nothing of 
particular interest, except to the R.A. Masons of Indiana, occurs 
in the proceedings of this Grand Chapter. 

The G. H. P., William Hacker, in his opening address, alludes 
to the increase of R. A. Masonry within his jurisdiction, the number 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 149 

of subordinate Chapters having risen from twenty -three to forty- 
seven during the six years that he has held that honorable 
position among them. 

It is gratifying to see that in this rapid growth, due care has 
evidently been taken to select proper material for the building, 
for he goes on to observe that the Chapters, " with few exceptions, 
are in a very healthy condition, and from the amount of work I 
have been called upon to assist in performing, that many of them 
are in a highly prosperous condition. Although the number 
admitted to our privileges this year, perhaps, will not equal that 
of some of the past, yet, as there has been no ' rushing in,' as if 
under excitement, and the increase, whatever it may be, having 
been gradual and with due deliberation, is, therefore, doubtless 
a remarkably healthy one." 

The Treasury shows a balance of over $1,400.00. The Committee 
on Foreign Correspondence report concisely on the proceedings 
of twenty-six Grand Chapters. George W. Porter was elected 
G. H. P., and Francis King, G. Secretary. 

IOWA. 

The Eighth Annnal Convocation of this Grand Chapter was 
held 10th June, 1861. 

The proceedings, being purely local, offer comparatively little 
material for comment. 

The G.H.P., in his opening address, refers to a practice which 
appears to be prevalent with Chapters in the West, and even 
within the Iowa jurisdiction, that of conferring the R.A. degree on 
one or two brethren instead of the " requisite " number. This 
practice he denounces as " most clearly contrary to the teachings, 
usages and obligations of Masonry," — showing evidently that the 
teachings, usages and obligations of Masonry, in Iowa, differ 
materially from those practiced in this Province or in England, a 
circumstance to be much deplored, as perfect unanimity ought to 
prevail upon so important a subject. 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence is ably written by 
< 'oinpanion G. W. Teas, who, in speaking of Canada, says : — " In 
its organization it follows the English plan, in name and number 






150 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

of officers, but adopts the degrees as recognized in the Grand 
Chapter of the United States." Stewart Ells, was elected G.H.P.; 
W. B. Langridge, Grand Secretary. 



KENTUCKY. 

The Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter was held at 
Louisville on 21st Oct., A.D., 1861, A.L., 5861. 

The proceedings on that occasion were very brief and offer 
nothing of interest outside of the jurisdiction. 

The G.H.P., in a short but very eloquent address, states that 
although " R. A. Masonry has not, during the year, made very rapid 
progress " within that State, " yet the most fraternal relations 
exist," and he predicts a glorious future for our time-honored and 
venerable institution. 

The Treasurer's report exhibits prosperity, the resources 
amounting to $6,623.23. 

No report on Foreign Correspondence. 

Theodore Kohlhass, was elected G.H.P., and Philip Swigert, 
G. Secretary. 

LOUISIANA. 

The Fourteenth Annual Convocation is dated 12th Feb'y., 1861. 

Nothing of moment to the Royal Craft, except in this State, was 
done during the session. 

The G.H.P. reminds the Companions of the blessing of general 
health conferred by our Supreme G. H. Priest upon that State 
during the past year, and in having again freed the great city in 
which they met (New Orleans) from the hand of the Destroyer, 
he also says : " It is my pleasing duty to reiterate the sentiment, 
or rather the fact, communicated to this Grand Chapter by all of 
my predecessors, that peace and harmony prevail throughout this 
jurisdiction — not a jarring note has been heard in the working of 
our order." Your Committee most cordially reciprocate in the 
following sentence : " May this state of things continue ! Let us 
guard well the outer avenues of our Sacred Temple, lest the 
froward enter and break up this sweet accord of feeling and action." 



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The Committee on Appeals and Grievances fully corroborate 
this pleasing and gratifying state of affairs, for they say, " not a 
solitary case of appeal or grievance has been made since the 
organization of this Grand Chapter, which is indeed a high 
commendation to R. A. Masonry in our State." 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence is exceedingly brief, but 
explains that all matters of usual interest have been condensed 
in tabular form by the Assistant Grand Secretary. " This table 
contains the list of Grand Chapter, when organized, the date of 
proceedings last received, the names and residences of the Grand 
H. Priests, and G. Secretaries, with the number of Chapters, 
members, exaltations, admissions, demissions, deaths, suspensions 
and expulsions. 

A. S. Washburn was elected G.H.P., Saml. G. Risk, Grand 
Secretary. 

MARYLAND. 

The Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter, was held at 
Baltimore, 12th November, 1860. 

The D. G. TT. P. presided in the absence of the G. H. P., from 
whom there was no address, neither was there any Report on 
Foreign Correspondence. 

This Grand Chapter still maintains its allegiance to the General 
Grand Chapter as the head of Capitular Masonry in the United 
States, and amongst other resolutions, passed the following: " That 
it is the opinion of this Grand Chapter that the objections of several 
o\' the State Grand Chapters to the General Grand Chapter of the 
United States, which resulted in the late amendments, might have 
been removed, and the difficulties resulting therefrom arranged in 
a satisfactory manner to a majority of the State Grand Chapters, 
and. at the same time, sustained the General Grand Chapter in the 
authority it formerly possessed in regulating the labors of Capitular 
>nry in the United States." 

Kesolution relating to the Past Master's Degree: — 

"The Grand Lodge of Maryland, concurring that a Committee 

of three members of the Grand Chapter be appointed by the M. 

E. Grand H. Priest, to confer with a Committee of the Grand 



152 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Lodge of Maryland, in an enquiry as to the propriety of 
introducing better regulations in the conferring of the Past 
Master's degree, as relates both to the authority and ceremonies of 
the degree ; the joint Committee to report to the Grand Chapter at 
its next Annual Convocation, and to the Grand Lodge at its next 
Annual Communication." 

A Committee of four was appointed to report at the next Annual 
Convocation, "upon the expediency of a division of the Grand 
Chapter of Maryland and the District of Columbia." 

James Goszler, was elected G. H. P., and William M. Smith, 
G. Secretary. 



MASSACHUSETTS. 






The proceedings of this Grand Chapter include meetings from 
7th December, 1858, to 11th September, 1860. 

At a meeting held in September last, the G.H.P. in his address 
alludes to a communication he had previously received as to 
whether it was legal for a subordinate Chapter to vote that a 
meeting stand adjourned to a future day, to which he replies : " If 
there were a sufficient number present to open your Lodge or 
Chapter, and it was thought expedient to defer the business to a 
day earlier than your next regular meeting, the High Priest has 
authority to call off your Chapter to such time as would be most 
convenient. It would be in order to transact the regular business 
at a meeting so called, for it would be a continuance of the former 
meeting ; but notice should always be given as required by your 
By-Laws. Should there not be a sufficient number present to 
open, the Master, or H. Priest, has authority to call a special 
meeting if he deemed it necessary." 

The Committee of Finance, congratulate theG. Chapter upon its 
financial prosperity which they state is owing mainly to the care 
and watchfulness of the Grand Treasurer. 

James Kimball, was elected G. H. P., and Thomas Waterman, 
Grand Secretary. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 153 

MICHIGAN. 

The Twelfth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter, was 
held at Detroit, 7th January, A. L. 5861, A. I. 2391, A. D. 1861. 

The G. H. P. in his address makes the following pertinent 
remark, which would be well for all belonging to the Royal Craft 
to bear in mind. 

" I would at this time recommend that great care be exercised 
not to increase the number of our subordinates, except where 
there can be no doubt the prosperity of the Order will be served 
bj so doing. It is far better to have a few good well-sustained, 
and well-attended Chapters within our jurisdiction, than many that 
are languidly conducted, with but little or no interest manifested 
b) the members, and with but few or no Exaltations during the 
year. Ever let us bear in mind, it is in the quality, not in the 
number, that our value and strength consists, and ever remember 
the great responsibility resting upon each and every one of us, 
and guard well the outer door, and see that none be permitted to 
save those upon whom the ' signet of truth ' can make a deep 
and lasting impression." 

His concluding remarks are full of eloquence, and deserve our 
attention. He says : " In conclusion, my Companions, I would say 
a word as to our true position as Royal Arch Masons, before the 
C'-ld and uncharitable world. Let us ever remember, that the 
whole system of our beautiful Order, is well calculated for the 
improvement of science, for the improvement of manners, for 
the increase of morality, and for the extension of charity, benevo- 
lence, and brotherly love. I fancy, those who merely profess 
to be Royal Arch Masons, without work, are ignorant, rude, 
immoral, or uncharitable, you must, therefore, lay it to the 
wickedness of their own nature, and not to any defect or evil 
in our Masonic system. Masonry is an enemy to all immorality, 
and the true friend of every virtue, she is ever devising means for 
the relief of her indigent brethren, that none may suffer for want 
of the tender care of brotherly love. Her private charities cannot 
be enumerated. To many of them we have all with feelings of 
re pleasuie been eye-witnesses, and I doubt if any have ever 
been witnesses to a refusal, when the hands of Masonic benevolence 
was solicited to wipe the lonely widow's tear, to relieve the distresses 

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154 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

of the orphan child, or to soothe the sorrows and afflictions of any. 
In short, true Masonry can never disgrace any one, but will ever 
tend to illumine the brightest ornaments of society. Companions, 
let it ever be our pleasurable task, in the beautiful uniformity of all 
our conduct, to check the evil surmise, and stop the ever ready . 
voice of slander, by which this beautiful Order of our profession is 
so much, yet so unjustly stigmatized, by those who know not her 
beauty, her charms, and her utility. So will we do best honor to 
the Craft ; so will we reap to ourselves her best benefits, spread 
her true fame around, and by our example do great benefit to 
mankind, till at last, under the guidance of Christian faith, when 
having happily finished the period of Masonic discipline, we shall 
enter upon that state, where a far nobler scene shall open, where 
eternal objects shall shine in their native splendor; when this 
twilight of mortal life being past, the sun of righteousness shall 
arise, and ' that which is perfect being come, that which is in part, 
shall be done away.' " 

Amongst several resolutions which were adopted, your 
Committee select the following, deeming it in their humble opinion 
well worthy the consideration of this Grand Body — that " when- 
ever it is known to any Companion present, that an absent 
Companion would if he were present, vote against the application 
of any one for the degrees or affiliation, such present Companion 
should procure the ballot to be postponed until another meeting, 
or if that cannot be had, himself vote as the absent Companion 
would do. Especially is it contrary to the true spirit of Masonry, 
to take advantage of the absence of a Companion, to force him 
into association with one against whom it is known that he would 
vote." 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence in speaking of 
Canada, remark " The question here arises, as the Grand Chapter 
of Canada, now permits visiting Companions from England, (who 
have never received the Degrees of Mark M., Past M. and M. E. 
Master,) to observe sojourners, to prove their work in said Degrees, 
how far it may be proper for us to re-examine the subject of our 
own affiliation with the Grand Chapter of Canada, a question 
however not referred to this Committee." 

Wm. P. James, was elected G. H. P., and J. Eastman Johnson, 
Grand Secretary. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 155 

MISSISSIPPI. 

The fifteenth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter was 
opened at the City of Jackson, on 16th January, A. I., 2391. 

The Grand H. Priest, in an address read by M. E. Companion 
Hillyer, deeply regrets that private circumstances debar him for 
the first time in nine years, the privilege of meeting the 
Companions in their Annual Council. He also says, " I have no 
new topics to bring before you ; no subjects to ask your present 
co-operation in. As far as is within my knowledge, peace and 
harmony reign within our borders." 

The business transacted was purely of local interest. No Report 
on Foreign Correspondence. 

T. H. Johnson, was elected G. H. P., and R. W. T. Daniel, 
Grand Secretary. 

MISSOURI. 

The Grand Chapter of this State convened 22nd May, A. I., 2391, 
A.D., 1861. 

Owing to the national difficulties which are alienating one State 
from another, comparatively little progress appears to have been 
made in the Royal Craft in this State. 

The G.H.P., actuated with truly Masonic benevolence towards 
those who are unfortunately suffering from this sad state of affairs, 
recommends " that the dues of the Grand Chapter, from its 
subordinates be remitted for the past year, to be disposed of 
by them in charity, as may seem to them to be the most conducive 
to the principles of our beloved order." He also in a most 
touching manner alludes to the decease of M. E. Companion P. C. 
Tucker, G.H.P., of Vermont, N. C. Elwood, G.H.P., of Illinois, 
and H. C. Melody, P.G.H.P., of Missouri; and the Committee to 
whom this address was referred recommend that a suitable notice 
of the life, character, and exalted position of these distinguished 
and much lamented Companions, be drawn up and published with 
the proceedings, which was accordingly done in a brief but very 
feeling manner by R. E. Companions Daggett and O'Sullivan. 



156 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence is ably written, and 
reviews the proceedings of eighteen Grand Chapters. 

W. R. Penick, was installed G.H.P., and A. O'Sullivan, Grand 
Secretary. 

NEW JERSEY. 

The proceedings of this Grand Chapter embrace the transactions 
of a Special meeting held 13th February, and of the fifth Annual 
Convocation, 11th September, 1861, also the organizing a Grand 
Council of the order of High Priesthood. 

The G.H.P. remarks in no measured terms against the existence 
of the General Grand Chapter, and earnestly hopes it may speedily 
undergo a peaceful and final dissolution. He also speaks at great 
length upon that awful calamity which is now overspreading the 
whole of the neighboring Republic as with a funeral pall, and 
fervently prays to the Omnipotent Jehovah to restore to them the 
blessings of peace, to which we as fervently respond, " Amen." 

The following remarks we would earnestly recommend to the 
attention of all Brethren and Companions : — 

"As Freemasons we have high and responsible duties to perform, 
and if we fail to perform them, we disgrace ourselves and bring 
reproach upon that Institution which we profess to love. If we fail 
to preserve the tongue of good report among our fellow-men — if 
we do not practise the works of charity and love which Masonry 
enjoins upon us — if we are not ever ready to assist a distressed 
brother, and to relieve suffering and misery in whatever guise 
they may be presented to us — if we do not practise the golden 
rule and do unto others as we wish others to do unto us — if we do 
not keep our lives free from those debasing passions and degrading 
vices which disgrace human nature — if we do not cultivate those 
generous sentiments and gentle emotions which elevate the heart 
and ennoble the soul — if we do not avoid those twin-pets of the 
devil, profanity and intemperance — if we do not fly from all 
licentiousness and shun as we would a pestilence, everything that 
would make us impure and unholy — if we do not in our daily 
walk and conversation, as well as in our professions, ascribe 
' Holiness to the Lord ' — in short if we do not do those things 
which Masonry requires, and avoid those things which Masonry 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 157 

forbids, then we are most arrant hypocrites, and such will an 
intelligent public justly judge us to be. Then let us, My 
Companions, pray to the Supreme Architect of the Universe, that 
He will give us grace to live in accordance with our professions ; 
for thus, and thus only, can we prove to the world that 
Freemasonry possesses a truth and vitality which should commend 
it to the love, esteem and confidence of all good men." 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence is well written and 
exceedingly interesting, in alluding to Canada it says : — 

M We rejoice to know that the action of this Grand Body has been 
so pleasing to the Companions away up in Canada, and we assure 
them that they may rely upon our continuing faithful to the 
fraternal sentiments which we have expressed toward them, and if 
their Grand Chapter was located at the North Pole, our feelings 
would be the same, for we know no difference between Royal Arch 
Masons in Canada, in Cuba, or in New York and New Jersey." 

" Our loyal Craftsmen have a soul, 
Whose love extends from pole to pole, 
No place our sacred fire can smother, 
Where breathes a Mason, there's a Brother." 

Sentiments which we most cordially and sincerely reciprocate. 

Thomas J. Corson, was elected G.H.P., and John Wolverton, 
Grand Secretary. 

NEW YORK. 

This Grand Chapter convened in Albany, on the 5th Feb., 1861. 

Your Committee have taken the liberty of quoting at some 
length, remarks made by the Special Committee to whom was 
referred so much of the M. E. G. H. Priest's address, as relates to 
the present condition of the United States ; and they have done so 
because at this unfortunate period it is their humble opinion that to 
much stress cannot be laid upon the sentiments therein expressed, 
and every endeavor should be made to impress them firmly upon 
the minds of all Masons upon this Continent. They say, " It is 
however due to truth to say, that the unfortunate condition of our 
public affairs, and the excitement and confusion which unfortunately 
surround us, arise, if not wholly, at least in part, out of political 
feeling, partizan passion, sectorial animosity, as well as out of 



158 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

honest difference of opinion as to constitutional constructions and 
rights; and in view of such a state of facts admitted on all sides, 
we can and must not forget that this Grand Chapter is a Body 
from which political questions, partizan feeling, aud governmental 
policy and administration are properly excluded. We may not, 
therefore, without a manifest departure from the design, and the 
spirit of our organization, enter into the discussion of the causes 
which have led to the present distracted and imperilled condition 
of the country, nor could we take any legitimate official action as 
a Grand Body on the subject, which would be likely to produce 
any good result, other than such as may flow from the great 
principles of fraternity which belong to and pervade as a universal 
principle, the institution of Free Masonry everywhere." 

" Ours is a Fraternity based upon human brotherhood, universal 
benevolence, and social virtue, it looks to man without regard to 
his political feeling and associations. It has no geographical 
boundaries, no national limitations, no territorial lines to bind or 
circumscribe it, and we must be consistent and faithful to our 
noble Order, hold firmly, sternly, and steadily to the great land- 
marks, and refuse to introduce into our deliberations or our 
actions, matters which do not belong legitimately thereto." 

" The institution of Masonry is, in the highest sense of the term 
conservative. It clings to established order ; it inculcates love of 
country, respect for law, support of constituted authority, and 
admonishes its votaries everywhere to be good, peaceful and 
obedient citizens ; but in addition to this, in spirit and in fact, it 
rises above all mere human relationships or political associations, 
and looks to man as man, to his nature, his wants, his sufferings, 
his temptations, and his weaknesses, and seeks to do him good, to 
comfort, sustain, and strengthen; and thus acting in the real and in 
the exalted sphere of her influence, she may rightfully exert a 
salutary influence in the present condition of the country. Her 
mission is one of love, and of peace and good will, and she may, and 
should by all lawful and proper means, seek to allay passions, 
subdue prejudice, turn away anger and hate, and restore and 
perpetuate among all men, and particularly all Masons throughout 
all the land, fraternal regard, and brotherly kindness and love ; 
and should the present difficulties unfortunately lead to a final and 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 159 

complete severance of the bonds of political union, (an event which 
we trust may never come,) we may as a Fraternity, and as 
individual Masons, still cherish fraternal regard, and Masonic 
fellowship, and kindness, to those who then would be to us 
foreigners, in name and nationality, but brothers in fact, even if in 
sadness and sorrow, we should be compelled to stand amid the 
crumbling columns of national existence, we would still be Masons, 
and, joined by the ' Mystic tie ' to Masons north and south, east 
and west, ever ready to extend the hand of fellowship and the 
heart of sympathy to the faithful and true." 

" The recommendation of Hamilton Chapter, No. 62, that this 
Grand Chapter open communication with Sister Grand Chapters 
of other States, on the subject of our national difficulties, on the 
whole does not appear to us as best, we cannot discover much 
practical good likely to result therefrom, and it might be 
misconstrued, and in the end lead to evil. It would or might 
involve the discussion of political questions, and grave matters of 
state, and thus involve this and other Grand Bodies in conflicts of 
opinion, and in controversies foreign to the objects of their 
organization. The evils and diseases of the body politic, are not 
to be treated or cured by the direct interference of Masonic Bodies, 
and any attempt of the kind might aggravate the trouble, and at 
the same time, put in jeopardy the Fraternity itself, and destroy 
its power to do good in its proper sphere of action. In these 
times of excitement, when men are liable to be drifted into 
extremes, the Masonic Fraternity should be ' wise as serpents, 
and harmless as doves,' should stand by the 'ancient land marks,' 
and seek in the spirit of Masonry, to calm the raging elements, 
and soothe the excited passions, to bring the erring back to right 
ways, to stay the hands of those rushing on to excess, to minister 
to the suffering and unfortunate, and to extend the open hand of 
charity to all worthy Craftsmen, wheresoever dispersed, or 
wheresoever employed." 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence, reviews the proceedings 
of twenty-seven Grand Chapters, commencing with Canada. It 
embraces the correspondence between M. E. Companion T. D. 
Harington, and the 1st Grand Principal of the Grand Chapter of 
England, prior and up to the time of our recognition by that 



160 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

Grand Body, and concludes by saying : — "Your Committee have 
deemed this extended notice of the transactions of the Canadian 
Grand Chapter not only due to them on perfecting their organization, 
but specially necessary to ourselves, for a correct understanding 
of the rights of visitors, so widely different from our own regulations 
as regards the intermediate degrees." Geo. H. Thacker, was 
elected G.H.P., and John A. Cole, G. Secretary. 

MAINE. 

This Grand Chapter assembled in Annual Convocation at 
Portland, on 5th May, A. D. 1861., A. I. 2391. 

The proceedings did not reach your Committee in time to 
introduce them, according to alphabetical arrangement. 

The Session lasted four days, and a great deal of business was 
transacted, but altogether of a local nature. 

The Committee on Foreign Correspondence say, in speaking of 
Canada : — 

" The proceedings for February, 1860, gives us the Correspon- 
dence of the Grand Principal Z., with the Right Hon. the Earl of 
Zetland, explanatory of the position of the Grand Chapter of 
Canada, and the reasons for its independent action. The 
independence of the Grand Chapter of Canada, is fully recognized 
by England, and it pursues its career in harmony with similar 
bodies on this Continent. Its subordinate confer the four Degrees 
as practiced in the United States, having different titles from ours 
for its chief officers, instead of the M. E. G. High Priest, King, 
and Scribe, they have : — 

The Grand Z; The Grand H ; The Grand J. 

Past ditto ; Past ditto ; Past ditto. 

At the Special Communication at Ottawa in July, 1860, it was 
the privilege of the Chairman of this Committee, to be welcomed 
as a visitor, and witness the harmony of action in adopting their 
new Constitution as amended. There are now eighteen chartered 
subordinate Chapters." 

Edward P. Burnham, was elected G. H. P., and Ira Berry, 
Grand Secretary. 






FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 161 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

The Annual Grand Communication of this Grand Chapter, was 
held 27th December, 1860, A. I., 2390. 

The printed Proceedings contain, with the exception of a few 
resolutions of entirely local interest, nothing but the G.H. Priest's 
address, and a brief report from the Committee on Foreign 
Correspondence. 

The former is a very eloquent production, and is well worth the 
perusal of all Royal Arch Masons, as it contains a synopsis of the 
history of Capitular Masonry from the time of its introduction on 
this Continent. 

Your Committee certainly endorse the sentiments expressed in 
the report on Foreign Correspondence, and give it as their humble 
opinion that the practise which is becoming so prevalent, of 
publishing all transactions relative to Masonry, is one which by no 
means tends to advance the interests of the Institution. After 
remarking that the policy pursued by the Grand Chapter of 
Pennsylvania, of refraining from frequent or extended publications 
of its proceedings, continues to receive the disapprobation of Sister 
Grand Chapters, they say : — 

"In all the arguments and criticisms in these documents, we find 
nothing to change our conviction of the soundness and wisdom of 
our ancient policy in refraining as far as practicable, from extended 
publication, or entering into public controversy on Masonic 
subjects." 

Harman Yerkes, was elected G.H. P., and William II. Adam, 
Grand Secretary. 

VERMONT. 

The Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter, convened 9th 
August, 1860. 

The G.H.P. in his address asks the following question, which 
your Committee respectfully submit as in their opinion worthy the 
consideration of this Grand Body. He says : — 

" A Royal Arch Mason — an officer in his Chapter, and a member 
of this Grand Body, is expelled from the Lodge of which he is a 



162 GRAND OHAPER OF CANADA. 

member, for immoral and unmasonic conduct. How does he stand 
with his Chapter as an officer, and with this Grand Body as a 
member ? " 

The Committee to whom this matter was referred gave the 
following answer which was accepted : — 

" Upon the subject of the relation of an expelled Master Mason 
to his Chapter, and to this Grand Body, the Committee are of the 
opinion that an expulsion from a Lodge of Master Masons, duly 
certified, operates as an exclusion from the privileges conferred by 
a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, and from their Grand Body." 

The Report on Foreign Correspondence reviews in an able 
manner the proceedings of seventeen Grand Chapters, Canada not 
included. 

Barzillai Davenport, was elected G. H. P., and John B. 
Hollenbeck, Grand Secretary. 

WISCONSIN. 

The Tenth Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter, convened 
at Milwaukee, 6th Feb. A.D. 1861., A. I. 2391. 

The G. H. P., delivered an excellent address from which your 
Committee quote a passage, which they beg respectfully to submit 
to the attention of every member of this Grand Body, and indeed 
to every Royal Arch Mason throughout the world. 

" Masonry has attained to that degree of popularity and respect 
which in no former period has been accorded to it, and sinister 
men are seeking its portals and knocking for admission, not 
because they entertain favorable views of Masonry, but because 
the institution is honorable, and made so by honorable men. 
Had Isaiah predicted concerning Masonry, when he said, " In that 
day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat 
our own bread, and wear our own apparel, only let us be called 
by thy name to take away our reproach." We should say the 
time had come for its literal fulfilment, only let us be called Masons, 
and we will don some trinket that the world may know we are 
such, only let us be known by thy name, and we will wear our 
own filthy garments, and feed on the husks with which we have in 
vain attempted to fill ourselves. So long as the institution is a 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 163 

favorite with the world, so long let us be called by thy name, 
and we will prate of it over our cups, and loudly defend it when 
assailed. Talk not to us of silence and circumspection, of 
temperance, or any of the cardinal virtues, only let us be called by 
thy name. But let persecution, such as some of us have witnessed, 
again sweep over the land, and these would be first to denounce 
the institution, and go to their own place. We cannot be too 
cautious in selecting materials for the building, let it be such as 
will stand the test of the overseer's square." 

Your Committee also beg to call the attention of this Grand 
Chapter to the following resolution, which was adopted. " That 
from and after the 1st day of April next, it shall not be deemed 
proper for any subordinate Chapter under the jurisdiction of this 
Grand Chapter to receive the petition of any Master Mason for the 
degrees conferred in said Chapter, nor to admit a Companion as a 
member of such Chapter, unless such Companion or petitioner 
shall be a member of a Lodge in this or some other jurisdiction in 
good standing, and any Chapter violating the provisions of this 
resolution shall be subject to reprimand from the G. H. Priest, 
and such other discipline as the Grand Chapter shall see fit to 
impose." 

No Report on Foreign Correspondence. 

John H. Rountree was elected G.H.P., and William T. Palmer, 
Grand Secretary. 

Your Committee regret that the pleasing and important duty of 
drawing up this Report had not been entrusted to other Companions 
who would have had more time and ability for the task. It has 
been executed, during intervals hurriedly snatched from the 
pressing emergencies of their public and private avocations, and 
they cannot but feel that it has been but indifferently performed, 
and therefore earnestly solicit the leniency of this Grand Body. 

All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

G. F. LASERRE, 

Chairman. 
G. C. R. A. Masons of Canada, 
19th February, A.D. 1862, A.I. 2392. 



164 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by E. Comp. James Moffatt and resolved, — 

That the report from the Chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Correspondence be received, and that the thanks 
of this Grand Chapter be tendered to our R. E. Comp*. 
George F. LaSerre, for the zeal displayed in its preparation. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual 
Convocation, the following amendment to the Constitution 
was 

Moved by R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, seconded by 
R. E. Comp. Thomas J. Angel, and resolved, — 

That every subordinate Chapter shall annually pay 
towards the fund for Grand Chapter purposes, the sum of 
twenty cents for each of its registered members. 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual 
Convocation 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. ¥m. Daniell, — 

That the Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter be 
in future held on the Tuesday preceding the second 
Wednesday in July, in each year, and that the next 
Convocation of Grand Chapter be convened in July, 1863. 

In amendment, — 

It was moved by V. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. D. Curtis, — 

That for all future time the Annual Convocation of the 
Grand Chapter be held on the second Tuesday in August, 
in each and every year, the next Convocation to be held 
in August, 1863. 

A vote of Grand Chapter being taken, the amendment 
was declared adopted. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 165 

In accordance with notice given at the last Annual 
Convocation, 

It was moved by E. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. F. Richardson, and resolved, — 

That all Candidates for Exaltation shall, before being 
proposed, sign a petition according to the annexed form A., 
and all Companions wishing to join a Chapter shall sign 
an application according to the annexed form B., and that 
all Candidates, whether for exaltation or membership, shall 
be balloted for in open Chapter, which ballot, if favorable, 
shall entitle the Candidate to the degrees of Mark Master, 
Past Master, Most Excellent Master and the Holy Royal 
Arch. 



[FORM A.] 

CHAPTER, No.— 



To the Excellent 

The Principals, Officers and Companions of the Chapter 

of Royal Arch Masons, No. — 

I, of the of [profession or addition] aged , 



a Master Mason of three calendar months' standing, having been 

raised to that Sublime Degree in Lodge, No. , held at 

on the day of , 18 , freely and voluntarily offer 

myself a Candidate for the Mark, Past and Most Excellent Masters' 
Degrees, and for Exaltation to the Supreme Degree of the Holy 
Royal Arch. 



Dated at , this day of A. L. 

Rtcommended by ) 



166 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

[FORM B.] 

CHAPTER, No.— 



To the Excellent 

The Principals, Officers and Companions of the Chapter 

of Royal Arch Masons, No. 

■of the of* [profession or addition] aged- 



being a Royal Arch Mason, am desirous of becoming a Member 
of the Chapter, No. . 

I was exalted in Chapter, No. , and was last a Member 

of Chapter, No. , from which I retired in good standing. 

Dated at this day of A.L. 

Recommended by ) 



It was moved by R. E. Comp. Thomas J. Angel, seconded 
by Y. E. Comp. James Seymour, and resolved, — 

That an address of condolence from this Grand Royal 
Arch Chapter, be forwarded to Her Most Gracious Majesty, 
on the subject of Her late sad bereavement, and that the 
M. E. Z. be requested to name a Committee to prepare 
a draft of the same, to report thereon at an early hour. 

The M.E.Z. appointed the following named Companions 
to form such Committee, viz. : R. E. Comps. Thomas B. 
Harris, William Daniell and Edwin Heathfield. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, 
seconded by Y. E. Comp. James Seymour, — 

That the next Annual Convocation of this Grand Chapter 
be held at St. Catharines. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 167 

In amendment, — 

It was moved by K. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield, 
seconded by K. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, — 

That the next Convocation of this Grand Chapter be 
held in the City of Toronto. 

A vote of Grand Chapter having been taken on the 
amendment it was declared adopted. 

The M. E. Z. appointed the undermentioned companions 
to be a Special Committee on Audit and Finance, viz : — 
R.E. Comp. Geo. W. Whitehead, E. Comp. A. Huntington 
and Charles Kahn. 

The M. E. Z., announced to Grand Chapter that the 
election of officers for the next ensuing term would be in 
order for eleven o'clock, a.Mc, to-morrow, Thursday. 

The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at nine o'clock, a.m., to-morrow. 



Thursday, Feb. 20th, A. L. 5862. 
The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 10 o'clock, a.m. 
The Grand Principals, as before, 

On the Throne. 
Grand Officers and Representatives. 

It was moved by E. Comp. Charles Kahn, seconded by 
R. E. Comp. David Curtis, and adopted, — 

That a Warrant of Constitution be prepared and issued 
for " Ezra " Chapter, No. 23, Simcoe. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. George F. LaSerre, 
seconded by R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson and adopted, — 

That a Warrant of Constitution be prepared and issued 
to " Grenville " Chapter, No. 22, Prescott. 



168 GKAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, on behalf of the "Ancient 
Frontenac" Chapter, No. 1, Kingston, submitted to Grand 
Chapter the desire of the Companions composing said 
Chapter, to have the introductory form of the Warrant of 
Affiliation issued to that Chapter amended, by introducing 
a preamble, giving the particulars of its earliest formation 
from the year A. L. 5797. 

The subject caused a very animated discussion, in which 
many Companions took part. The following resolution 
was ultimately agreed to : — 

Moved by R. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield, seconded by 
E. Comp. James Moffatt, and resolved, — 

That the application of the "Ancient Frontenac" Chapter, 
No. 1, Kingston, through its Representatives, R.E. Comps. 
W. B. Simpson and George F. LaSerre, be complied with 
in the following manner, viz : — That the date of its 
antiquity, said to be A. L. 5797, or whatever date it may 
be, shall be placed on the Warrant of Affiliation, issued 
by this Grand Chapter, on the side thereof, as a marginal 
note, on the production, to the M. E. Z., of documentary 
evidence that the said " Ancient Frontenac " Chapter was 
established at such date as above represented. 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the 
consideration of matters, contained in the address of the 
M. E. Z., submitted the following 

REPORT: 

Your Committee certainly join in the pleasure expressed by the 
M. E. Z. in once more, by the mercy of the " Great I am," being 
permitted to assemble in Annual Convocation, and they doubt not 
that the Grand Chapter will fully meet the views of the M. E. Z. 
in the manner of conducting their proceedings. Those who have 
witnessed the actions of the M. E. Z., during the last year can 
bear testimony that the sceptre could not have been in worthier 
hands, and they trust that although the same is now temporarily 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 169 

returned to the Grand Chapter, it may not finally leave the hands 
of the acting head of the Royal Craft, whom may the G.A.O.T.U. 
long preserve. 

Your Committee join the M. E. Z., in congratulating the 
Grand Chapter on the steady increase of Capitular Masonry 
in the Province, and trust and doubt not that his anticipations 
of future prospects, will be fully realized. 

In common with the M. E. Z., your Committee mourn the loss 
of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, and recommend that 
the views of the M. E. Z., to adopt a humble address to Her 
Most Gracious Majesty, be carried into effect, by the Grand 
Chapter. 

Your Committee are pleased to observe that the action adopted 
by the Grand Chapter, at the last Annual Convocation, in appointing 
R. E. Comp. Stewart our representative at the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of Scotland, has been carried into effect, and that Comp. 
Stewart promises to do all in his power, further to strengthen the 
chain between the two Grand Bodies. 

Your Committee fully concur in the views and able arguments 
of the M. E. Z., concerning the action of the Supreme Grand 
Chapter of England, in granting a Warrant for a Chapter to be 
established in the City of Ottawa, and sustain the despatch founded 
thereon and the alternative set forth in the closing portion thereof, 
and vour Committee recommend that the Grand Chapter invest 
the M. E. Z. about to be elected, with full power and authority 
to take such action during the recess, on behalf of this Grand 
Chapter, as to him may seem meet. 

The Committee notice with pleasure the granting of Dispensations 
to two new Chapters, viz : — the " Grenville " Chapter, at Prescott, 
and the" Ezra " Chapter, at Simcoe, and recommend that the same 
i>e confirmed by Warrants from this Grand Chapter. 

The remarks made by the M. E. Z., that the revision of section 6, 
of the Constitution would seem advisable, are entitled to the 
most serious consideration, and your Committee recommend that 
the same be referred to the Committee on Constitution and 



170 GRAND CHAPTER OP CANADA. 

Regulations, adding thereto the members of your Committee, for 
this special purpose, such joint Committee to report at the present 
session of this Grand Chapter. 

It cannot be denied that a schedule of fees, such as is recom- 
mended by the M. E. Z., is most desirable, and your Committee 
recommend this subject also to the serious consideration of the 
Committee on Constitution and Regulations. 

The thanks of this Grand Chapter are due to the M. E. Z. for 
the many official visits paid during the recess, such visits made by 
the 1st Grand Principal must tend materially to benefit the Royal 
Craft, and it is to be hoped that all Chapters will hereafter send 
notices of their Convocations to the Grand Principals, in order 
to induce them frequently to honor the subordinate Chapters by 
their presence. 

The kind and fraternal sentiments entertained by the M. E. Z. 
in memory of our departed R. E. Comp. Riclout, meets fully the 
views of your Committee, and recommend that a page be set 
apart in the printed proceedings of this present Convocation to 
commemorate the loss the Royal Craft has sustained. 

Your Committee are much pleased to learn that the Grand 
Superintendents of Districts, as well as the Grand Scribe E., have 
ably assisted the M. E. Z. in the discharge of his duties. 

The M. E. Z. calls the attention of Grand Chapter to the 
suspension of Stedman B. Campbell, by the Grand Lodge of 
Canada, and recommend that the said S. B. Campbell shall be 
suspended from his Arch Masonic functions, for the 'period whilst 
such Craft suspension continues in force. The M.E.Z. further 
notes that none of his predecessors have brought under the 
consideration of Grand Chapter the expulsions and suspensions of 
Grand Lodge, and recommend that the suggestion of the M. E. Z. t 
relative to the appointing a Committee for this purpose be adopted, 
and that said Committee report at this present session. 

Your Committee heartily join in the good wishes expressed by 
M. E. Z. towards our Companions of the neighboring States, and 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 171 

also in the prayer that the " Great Jehovah " may vouchsafe to this 
Grand Chapter the continual dew of his blessing. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES MOFFATT. 
G. F. LaSERRE. 
D. CURTIS. 

The foregoing report was, on motion, received and 
adopted. 

The M. E. Z. appointed the following named Companions 
a Committee to examine and report on the Expulsions and 
Suspensions by the Grand Lodge, viz: — E. Companions 
A. Huntington, Charles Kahn and James Moffatt. 

It was moved by R.E. Comp. Edwin Ileatlifield, seconded 
by E. Comp. James Moffatt, and adopted, — 

That a Committee be appointed to enquire into the 
standing of " St. John's " Chapter, No. 209, I. R., London, 
to report thereon at the present session of Grand Chapter. 

The M.E.Z. named the following companions to compose 
such Committee, viz : — R. E. Comp. Geo. W. Whitehead, 
F. Richardson and Geo. F. LaSerre. 

The M. E. Z. informed Grand Chapter that he had lately 
received a communication from M. E. Comp. Captain 
Thompson Wilson, who was then in England on a visit, 
desiring he would take charge of his notice of motion, 
given at the last Annual Convocation, having reference to 
the dispensing with the veils in the ceremony of exaltation. 

The Committee on Constitutions and Regulations, to 
wliom was referred the consideration of the subject at this 
last Annual Convocation, verbally reported, recommending 
the continuation of the veils as at present recognized by the 
Grand Chapter. 

The report of the Committee on Constitution and 
Regulations was, on motion, received and adopted. 



172 GRAND CHAPTEE OF CANADA. 

The Grand Scribe E. submitted the following statement 
of monies received during the past year : — 

Thomas Bird Harris, Grand Scribe E., in account current with 
Grand Chapter. 



1861. Dr. % cts. 

Feb. 20— To balace on hand 64 09 

" 24— The Hiram Chapter, No. 2, Hamilton, 21 50 

" 24— King Solomon's " No. 8, Toronto 92 00 

March 5— Mount Horeb " No. 21, Brantford 00 00 

April 2— Dorchester " No. IV, St. Johns' 31 00 

May 3— St. Andrew's " No. 4, Toronto 19 00 

" 10— Golden Rule " No. 9, Stanstead 13 00 

June 10— GrenviUe " TJ. D. Prescott 40 00 

June 10— St. George's " No. 5, London 9 00 

Aug. 16— Mount Moriah, " • No. 19, St. Catharines 52 00 

Oct. 25— Carleton " No. 16, Ottawa 83 00 

Jan, 2,1 — Carnarvon " No. 21, Montreal 45 00 

Feb. 3— Moira " No. 1, Belleville 33 00 

" 15— Ezra " TJ, D. Simcoe 40 00 

" 15— Stadacona " No. 13, Quebec 24 50 

" 15— St. John's " No. 3, London , . 48 00 

Constitution 00 25 

" 18— St. John's Chapter, No. 6, Hamilton 24 00 

" 18— Cataraqui " No. 12. Kingston , 9 00 

" 19— Oxford " No. 18, Woodstock 50 00 

Balance down 45 *76 

$826 10 



1862. Cr. $ cts. 

By Expenses Anmial Convocation, Belleville 15 99 

March 13— " John Ellis, Certificates . 100 00 

May 3 — " F. Richardson, on account Jewels, &c 19 00 

« 8 — " Printing Account for proceedings, &c 108 00 

Oct. 18 — " Rordon account, engrossing Warrants 104 02 

" 18 — " Ellis, on account Certificates 100 00 

" Postages, &c, &c, 20 00 

" Vote to Grand Scribe E. for services, 1860. . 300 00 

$826 10 

By balance due Grand Scribe E $45 76 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 173 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the 
examination of the statements of the Grand Scribe E. 
together with the books of the Grand Chapter, submitted 
the following 

EEPOET: 

To the Most Excellent Council. 

Your Committee on Audit and Finance having examined the 
books, accounts, and vouchers of Grand Scribe E., beg leave to 
report that the same are found to be correct. 

Your Committee likewise submit the following statement of 
liabilities by Grand Chapter, and recommend the same to be paid 
out of the first available funds : — 

Gillespy's account due for printing $ 62 50 

John Ellis's account for diplomas 57 50 

Eastwood & Co's. account for stationery 28 25 

F.Richardson, balance due for collars and jewels 161 10 

W. M. Wilson for cash advanced to defray expences of 

installing officer _ _ 20 00 

$329 35 

Your Committee find there has been received an account of 

Grand Chapter for the past fiscal year, the sum of $780.34, and 

disbursements $826.10, leaving a balance due the Grand Scribe E. 

$45.76. 

The following subordinate Chapters appear in arrears to 
Grand Chapter : — 

No. 1.— Ancient Frontenac for 1862 $ 9 00 

" 4.— St. Andrew's " 15 00 

" 5.— St George's « 00 50 

11 8.— King Solomon's " 109 00 

- 9.— Golden Rule, for 1861 _. 9 00 

M 10.— Kilwinning, for 1859, $7 ; 1860, $9 16 00 

« 11— Wilson, for 1860 __ _ 10 00 

" 14.— Bedford District, for 3859, $40; 1860, $10. .. 50 00 

" 15.— Wawanosh, for 1861 __. 6 50 

" 17.— Dorchester, for 1862, balance. 30 00 

• 18.— Oxford, for 1862 10 00 

U.D.— Carnarvon, for 1861 2 40 

$267 40 



174 GRAND CHAPER OF CANADA. 

Your Committee recommend immediate steps be adopted to 
collect the above sums, especially from those Chapters so long 
in arrears. 

The attention of your Committee has been particularly directed to 
the amount due by the " Bedford District" Chapter, which appears 
to be a charge for a Warrant, and from which Chapter the Grand 
Chapter has not received a return since its organization, in 1859. 

The attention of this Chapter having been repeatedly directed to 
make its returns and payment, and to which no attention has been 
given. Your Committee, therefore, recommend that unless they 
perfect their returns and pay up their indebtedness within six 
months, that their Warrant be cancelled. 

No returns appear to have been made by the undermentioned 
Chapters : — 

No. 10. — Kilwinning _ _ . for 2 years. 

u n__Wilson. ....... " " 

it 14. — Bedford District since its formation. 

« 15. — Wawanosh _.. _-- for 1 year. 

« 16.— Carleton " " 

Your Committee having applied to the Treasurer for his report 
find he has not kept any books connected with his office, and on 
enquiry learn the funds of the Grand Chapter have been generally 
received and disbursed by the Grand Scribe Ezra. 

Your Committee beg to suggest that a different system be in 
future adopted, and that all monies paid on account of this Grand 
Chapter be handed over to the Grand Treasurer, to be disbursed 
by him under authority of Grand Chapter. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

GEORGE WHITEHEAD. 
CHARLES KAHN. 
A. HUNTINGTON. 

The report from the Special Committee on Audit and 
Finance, was on motion, received and adopted. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 175 

The Special Committee to whom was referred the 
Reports of the Grand Superintendents of Districts, 
presented the following 

REPORT: 

To the Most Excellent Council and Companions of tiie 
Grand Chapter : 

Your Committee to whom was referred the Reports of the 
Grand Superintendents of Districts, beg leave to state : 

With reference to the Hamilton District, they are pleased to 
learn that the Royal Craft still continues in a nourishing condition, 
and that harmony reigns throughout its borders. 

In reference to the appeal of Comp. H.J. Garrett of "The Hiram" 
Chapter, respecting his suspension for non-payment of dues, your 
Committee would recommend a confirmation of the action of 
"The Hiram" Chapter,but while doing so,cannot but regret that any 
(Companion should be so far unmindful of his duty as to permit 
himself to run five years in arrears, without endeavoring to 
arrange the matter in a satisfactory manner. 

The next report before your Committee is from the Grand 
Superintendent of the Central District. 

Your Committee feel pleased that the disagreements among 
the Companions in the above district have been happily settled, 
and also feel much satisfaction at the prosperous condition of 
Royal Arch Masonry therein. 

The report from the Eastern Townships coming next in order, 
) our Committee are pleased to learn that the Grand Superintendent 
has hopes of improvement in the working of the Chapters in that 
district, and they have no doubt his anticipations will be more 
than realized during the coming year. 

Your Committee regret that there is no written report from the 
Toronto district, but they are glad to learn from the verbal state- 
ment of the Grand Superintendent that the Chapters therein are 
in a flourishing condition. 

Your Committee not having reports from the remaining districts' 



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of course cannot say anything about the progress of the Royal 
Craft therein. They regret that the Grand Superintendents of 
these districts should have omitted their reports. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES SEYMOUR. 

WILLIAM DANIELL. 

CHARLES KAHN. 

The foregoing report, was on motion, received and 
adopted. 

The M.E.Z. appointed E. Companions James M. Bennett 
and James Seymour scrutineers. 

The hour having arrived for the election of Office- 
bearers for the ensuing Masonic term, the ballot was 
passed, and the following named Companions were declared 
duly elected : 

M. E. Comp., John Charles Franck, re-elected Grand Z. 
R. E. " George Frederick LaSerre, Grand H. 

David Curtis, Junr., Grand J. 

Thos. B. Harris, re-elected Grand Scribe E. 

Geo. W. Whitehead re-elected " K 

James Moffatt, Grand Principal Sojourner. 

Marcellus Crombie, Grand Treasurer. 

Oliver Gable, Grand Registrar. 

James Foreman, Grand Janitor. 

Nominated by the Chapters of their respective districts, 
as Superintendents, and approved by the M. E. Z. 

R. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield London District. 

« " Charles Kahn Wilson " 

" " Charles Magill Hamilton " 

" " Francis Richardson Toronto " 

" " James A. Henderson Central " 

" " George T. Morehouse. . . . Eastern Townships. 

" " Richard Pope Quebec " 

The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at 2.30 o'clock, p. m. 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 177 

The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 4-30 
o'clock, P. M. 

The Grand Principals, as before, 

On the Throne. 

Grand Officers and Kepresentatives. 

The Special Committee, to whom was referred the 
examination of Expulsions and Suspensions by Grand 
Lodge, submitted the following 

REPOKT: 

To the Most Excellent Council and Excellent Companions 
of Grand Chapter. 

Your Committee to whom was referred the Examination of the 
list of Craft Masonic Expulsions and Suspensions, beg leave to 
report, — 

That from the difficulty of arriving at correct conclusions, 
owing to their not having before them a list of the members oi 
each Chapter in affiliation with this Grand Body, they are unable 
to submit such a list of Suspensions and Expulsions as could be 
acted upon by this Grand Chapter. They would therefore 
recommend that a resolution, meeting the case, be passed at the 
present Convocation, and that the Grand Scribe E. notify all 
Chapters accordingly. 



All which is respectfully submitted. 



CHARLES KAHN. 
JAMES MOFFAT. 



Kit was moved by K. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. D. Curtis — 

That the Report from the Special Committee on Expul- 
sions and Suspensions be received and adopted. 



178 GRAND CHAPER OF CANADA. 

It was moved by V. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by E. Comp. Charles Kahn and adopted. 

That the Grand Scribe E. notify the M. E. Z. of all 
Companions suspended and expelled from their Craft* 
Masonic functions, by the Grand Lodge of Canada, since 
the organization of this Grand Chapter, and the M. E. Z. 
shall thereupon on behalf of this Grand Chapter, suspend 
or expel such Companions from their Arch Masonic 
privileges for the period whilst such Craft suspensions or 
expulsions continues in force. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. W.B. Simpson and unanimously adopted. 

That the sum of Seventy-five pounds ($300) be paid 
from the funds of Grand Chapter to the Grand Scribe E. 
for services rendered during the past year. 

R. E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, gave the following notice, 
that he would move at the next Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter, that section 15 of the Constitution to be altered 
and amended as follows : — 

When the Grand Lodge or any competent authority in 
the Craft shall suspend or expel any brother who is a Royal 
Arch Mason, the M. E. Z. shall immediately, on such 
suspension or expulsion being communicated to him by 
the Grand Lodge, direct the Grand Scribe E. to notify the 
subordinate Chapters of the suspension or expulsion, as the 
case may be, of the said Companion from his Arch Masonic 
functions. 

R. E. Comp. Thomas B. Harris, Chairman of the 
Committee, to whom was referred the preparation of an 
Address of Condolence, to be presented to Her Most 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 179 

Gracious Majesty, having reference to Her late sad 
bereavement, summitted the following for the approval of 
Grand Chapter : — 



Most Gracious Sovereign. 

fflt, your Majesty's loyal and most devoted 
subjects, The Grand Council, Grand Officers and 
Companions of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada, in Grand Convocation assembled, 
with every feeling of humility and respect, approach 
your Royal presence to offer our unfeigned and sincere 
Condolence, with your Majesty on the late sad bereave- 
ment with which it has pleased the great " I Am," in His 
inscrutable wisdom to afflict your Majesty, by removing 
from this earthly tabernacle your Majesty's Royal 
Consort, whose memory will be long cherished in the 
hearts of every devoted subject of your Majesty's 
Canadian colony. 

We pray that the great " Jehovah " will 
continue His benign influence and protection to your 
Majesty's Royal Person and Family and grant to your 
Majesty consolation under this most severe affliction 
and long spare your Majesty to reign over your most 
loyal affectionate and devoted subjects. 

Signed on behalf of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada. 



By Command. 




All which is respectfully submitted, 

THOS. B. HARRIS, Chairman. 



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It was moved by V. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by E. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, and unanimously 
resolved, — 

That the address of Condolence to Her Most Gracious 
Majesty, now ready, be adopted, and that the M. E. Z. be 
authorized to have the same engrossed, to be transmitted 
to Her Majesty through the proper channel with all 
necessary dispatch. 

The M. E. Z. was pleased to make the following appoint- 
ments to offices in Grand Chapter for the ensuing Masonic 
term : — 



Y. E. Comp. James M. Eogerson, Grand 1st Ass't Sojourner. 



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E. H. Parker, 
James Wilson, 
Chas. W. Matheson, 
Cornelius J. Starling, 
James Seymour, 
Arunah Huntington 
Edwin Morris, "] 
H. P. Brumel, I 
Angus Grant, 
E. J. Barker, J 



2nd " " 

Sword Bearer. 
Standard Bearer. 
Dir. of Ceremonies. 
Organist. 
Pursuivant. 



Stewards. 



The M.E.Z. proceeded with the installation of the elected 
and appointed officers present, who were invested and 
proclaimed with the usual masonic forms. 



The Grand Chapter was called from labor to refreshment, 
to meet at 8 o'clock a. m., to-morrow, (Friday). 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 181 

Fkiday, February 21st, 1862. 
The Grand Chapter resumed its sittings at 11 o'clock, a.m. 

M. E. Comp. John Charles Franck, Grand Z. 

K. E. " George F. LaSerre, " H. 

" " " David Curtis, " J. 

On the Throne. 

Grand Officers and Eepresentatives. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. William Daniell, and adopted, — 

That the sum of eight dollars (8.00) be paid the Grand 
Janitor, for services rendered. 

It was moved by V. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, and adopted, — 

That the Grand Scribe E. be hereby instructed to write 
to all Chapters in arrears requiring immediate payment of 
all fees due by them to this Grand Chapter, at the present 
time ; and should payment thereof not be made within one 
month after such application, that the Grand Superintend- 
ents of Districts be then requested to enforce payment of 
the same. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. James Seymour, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, and adopted, — 

Whereas the resources of Grand Chapter have proved 
insufficient to defray the past necessary outlay in procuring 
Warrants, Certificates, Books, Jewels, &c, &c, and the 
amount now past due having to be met without delay ; 
it is deemed expedient, and the Grand Scribe E. is hereby 
authorized to make application to each subordinate Chapter, 
desiring that it should without delay, advance to the Grand 
Chapter, the sum of forty dollars ($40.00) for the immediate 
settlement of all outstanding liabilities against the Grand 
Chapter, the amount so advanced to be placed at the credit 



182 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA. 

of the Chapter, to be allowed on future returns of Fees and 
Dues that may accrue and become payable to Grand 
Chapter. 

R. E- Comp. F. Richardson, on behalf of the Special 
Committee appointed to make enquiries into the standing 
of " St. John's " Chapter, No. 209, I. R., London, verbally 
reported that the evidence submitted for their consideration 
being of such a very conflicting nature, and as the time at 
their disposal did not admit of a further prosecution of their 
labors they feel compelled respectfully to decline recom- 
mending any particular line of action for the adoption of 
Grand Chapter, and beg to be discharged. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. William Daniell, and resolved, — 

That the verbal report of the Committee be accepted 
and that they be relieved of their duty. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. E. Heathfield, seconded 
by E. Comp. James M. Bennett, and adopted, — 

That a Special Committee be appointed to take up the 
investigation with regard to the standing of " St. John's J 
Chapter, No. 209, London, to report thereon at an early 
date, to the M. E. Council. 

The M.E.Z. appointed the following named Companions 
to compose said Committee, viz : — 

R. E. Comps. Thomas B. Harris, G. W. Whitehead and 
D. Curtis. 

It was moved by R. E. Comp. Charles Kahn, seconded 
by R. E. Comp. Thomas J. Angel, and resolved, — 

Whereas it is deemed expedient that an examination of 
the Ritual as at present recognized by this Grand Chapter, 
should be made, with the view to a slight modification of 
the same ; a Committee be named to take the same into 



FIFTH ANNUAL CONVOCATION, LONDON, 1862. 183 

consideration, to report tliereon at a future period, to the 
M. E. Z. 

The M. E. Z. placed the matter in the hands of the Grand 
Scribe E., with power to consult and add to the Committee. 

The labors of the Grand Chapter being ended, it was 
closed in StfflplB form. 





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(Excellent Companion Cjjomas (Siblrs Jtfoont, 

INITIATED INTO MASONRY IN THE St. ANDREW'S LODGE, TORONTO, 
On the 19th March, A. L., 6823. 

DEPUTY PROVINCIAL GRAND MASTER, FOR UPPER CANANDA, 
From A. L., 6845, to A. L., 5857. 

CREATED AN HONORARY PAST GRAND MASTER OF THE GRAND 

LODGE OF ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF CANADA, 

A. L., 5859. 

FIRST PRINCIPAL Z., St. ANDREW'S CHAPTER, TORONTO, 
A. I., 2348, to A. I., 2355. 

EMINENT COMMANDER OF THE GEOFFREY DE ST. ALDEMAR 

ENCAMPMENT, TORONTO, 

A. O., 739. 

PAST DEPUTY PROVINCIAL GRAND COMMANDER OF THE PROVIN- 
CIAL GRAND CONCLAVE OF ENGLAND AND WALES, IN CANADA, 

DIED 

30th JULY, A.L., 5861, 
In his 69 th Year. 






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COMPANION 

Stomas GEtodto $Uvlm, 

September 19th, 1861, 
St. JOHN'S CHAPTER, No. 6, HAMILTON. 



COMPANIONS 



15th August, 1861. 

23d January, 1862, 
MOIRA CHAPTER, No. 7, BELLEVILLE. 



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COMPANION 



ixt&txkk §8*00110, 

7th January, 1862, 
MOUNT MORIAH CHAPTER, No. 19, St. CATHARINES. 



COMPANIONS 

July, 1861, 

William §mi&m, 

At Sea, 1861, 
KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, No. 8, TORONTO. 



APPENDIX. 189 

RETURNS 

OF 

SUBORDINATE CHAPTERS, 

RENDERED 31st JANUARY, A.D., 1862. 



No. 1.— ANCIENT FRONTENAC CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 
Established — A.D., 1797. 

Stated Meetings — third Tuesday in every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R.E. Comp. W. B. Simpson, Z 

V. " « E. H. Parker, H 

u « C. D. Macdonnell, J 

" John A. Wilson, Scribe E 

Number of Members 56. 



No. 2.— THE HIRAM CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 
Established— A.D., 1820. 

Stated Meetings — first Monday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. James M* Roger son, Z 

« " William Irwin, H 

" " W. W. Pringle, J 

" Joseph Curran, Scribe E 

Number of Members 58. 



No. 3.— ST. JOHN'S CHAPTER, LONDON. 
Established — A.D., 1844. 

Stated Meetings — third Friday of every month. 

officers. 

R. E. Comp. James MofFatt, Z 

" " William Gordon, H 

" " William Moore, J 

u John Smart, Scribe E. 

Number of Members 43. 



190 * APPENDIX. 

No. 4.— ST. ANDREW'S CHAPTER, TORONTO- 
Established — A.D., 1847. 

Stated Meetings — third Wednesday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. W. G. Storm, Z 

" " W. F. McMaster, H 

" " James Jackson, J 

" H. P. Brumel, Scribe E 

Number of members __.._. 112 



No. 5.— ST. GEORGE'S CHAPTER, LONDON. 
Established, — A. D., 1854. 

Stated Meetings— fourth Friday in Feb., May, August and Sept. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. James M. Bennett, Z 
" " P. J.. Dunn, H 
" " A. G. Smith, J 
" " T. F. McMullen, Scribe E 
Number of Members 24 



No. 6.— ST. JOHN'S CHAPTER, HAMILTON. 
Established — A. D., 1855. 

Stated Meetings — second Thursday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

. R. E. Comp. Thos. B. Harris, Z 

V. " « Thomas McCraken, H 

" " John W. Murton, J 

" T. C. Macnabb, Scribe E 

Number of Members ._. 45. 



No. 7.— MOIRA CHAPTER, BELLEVILLE. 
Established — A. D., 1856. 

Stated Meetings — -first Tuesday of every month. 
officers. 
M. E. Comp. John C. Franck, Z 
R. " " L. H. Henderson, H 
" " " John A. Machines, J 
" Donald Moodie, Scribe E 
Number of Members „ 57. 



APPENDIX. 191 

No. 8.— KING SOLOMON'S CHAPTER, TORONTO. . 
Established — A. D., 1857. 

Stated Meetings— first Friday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. Oliver Gable, Z 

V. " " Daniel Spry, H 

" " " James Adams, J 

" Arthur D. Lamb, Scribe E 

Number of Members >. 85. 



No. 9.— GOLDEN RULE CHAPTER, STANSTEAD. 
Established — A. D., 1858. 

Stated Meetings — Tuesday on or before full moon, in March, June, 
September and December. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. W. B. Colby, Z 

" A. P. Ball, H 

" C. E. Stearns, J 

" C. H. Kathan, Scribe E 

Number of Members 28. 



No. 10.— KILWINNING CHAPTER, LONDON. 
Established — A. D., 1858. 

Stated Meetings— first Monday in February, May, Aug. and Nov. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. William Daniell, Z^l 

H 
J 
" W. G. Chambers, Scribe E J 
Number of Members _ 18. 



No Return 
(for 1860-1-2 



No. 11.— WILSON CHAPTER, WINDSOR. 
Established — A. D., 1859. 

Stated Meetings— first Monday of every month. 
officers. 
R. E. Comp. W J. Spicer Z 1 Nq Return 

S "^ ^' ? for 1860-1-2 



" " Edwin Watson, J 
Number of Members 20 



192 APPENDIX. 

No. 12.— CATARAQUI CHAPTER, KINGSTON. 

Established, A.D., 1850. — Affiliated, 1859. 

Stated Meetings — second Monday in February, May, August 
and November. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. Edward J. Barker, Z 

" « Henry Durable, H 

" " Stanislaus H. Blondheim, J 

" Alex. M. Brown, Scribe E 

Number of Members ... _ 17 



No. 13.— STADACONA CHAPTER, QUEBEC. 

Established, A.D., 1854. — Affiliated, 1859. 

Stated Meetings — second Thursday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

officers. 

E. Comp. Alexander Duncan, Z 

" " Thomas Lambert, H 

" " William Sweatman, J 

" Henry T. Willis, Scribe E 

Number of members _. . 54 

No. 14.— BEDFORD DISTRICT CHAPTER, DUNHAM. 
Established — A. D., 1859. 

Stated Meetings — Tuesday preceding full moon of every month. 

officers. 

E. Comp. David Brown, Z 1 No Return 
" " Rev. Joseph Scott, H > since 
" " William M. Pattison, J ) formation. 
Number of Members 12. 



No, 15.— WAWANOSH CHAPTER, SARNIA. 
Established— A. D., 1859. 

Stated Meetings — second Friday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. George Masson, Z" 

" " William P. Vidal, H I No Return 
" " William Burness, J [ for 1862. 
" H. D. Stewart, Scribe E^ 
Number of Members 17. 



APPENDIX. 193 

No. 16.— CARLETON CHAPTER, OTTAWA. 
Established — A.D., 1859. 

Stated Meetings — second Wednesday in March, June, Sept. and Dec. 

OFFICERS. 

E. Comp. P. Pearson Harris, Z 
" " Isaac B. Taylor, H 
" "« Donald M. Grant, J 
* " Geo. B. Pelham, Scribe E 
Number of Members .. 57. 



No. 17.— DORCHESTER CHAPTER, ST. JOHNS'. 

Established— A. D., 1860. 

Stated Meetings— first Thursday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. George T. Morehouse, Z 

" " W. A. Osgoode, H 

" " Francis Pruyn, J 

" A. K. Laviscount, Scribe E 

Number of Members ._ 29 



No. 18.— OXFORD CHAPTER, WOODSTOCK. 
Established — A. D., 1860. 

Stated Meetings— first Friday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. George W. Whitehead, Z 

" " R, A. Woodcock, H 

" " Burton Bennett, J 

" A. McCleneghan, Scribe E 

N umber of Members 30 

No. 19.— MOUNT MORIAH CHAPTER, ST. CATHARINES. 
Established — A. D., 1861. 

Stated Meeting — Friday, on or after full moon of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

V. E. Comp. James Seymour, Z 

11 " Edwin Goodman, H 

" " Charles Peters Camp. J 

William McGhie, Scribe E 

Number of Members 27 



194 APPENDIX. 

No. 20.— MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER, BRANTFORD. 
Established — A. D., 1861. 

Stated Meetings— first Wednesday of every month. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. David Curtis, Jun^ Z 

" " Arunah Huntington, H 

" " Edward R. Sullivan, J 

J.W. Lethbridge,Scribe E 

Number of Members 12 



No. 21.— CAERNARVON CHAPTER, MONTREAL. 
Established — A. D., 1861. 

Stated Meetings — third Thursday in Feb., May, Aug., and Nov. 

OFFICERS. 

R. E. Comp. A. Bernard, Z 

" " Lawrence L. Levy, H 

" " George Towner, J 

" Henry Benjamin, Scribe E. 

Number of Members ._ 25 



No. 22.— GRENVILLE CHAPTER, PRESCOTT. 
Established — A. D., 1861. 

Stated Meetings— first Wednesday in Jan., April, July and Oct. 



officers. 

V. E. Comp. Munuel Northrup, Z 

" ' ; Henry A. Sims, H 

" " William H. Brouse, J 

" Angus Grant, Scribe E 

r of Members 



18 



No. 23.— EZRA CHAPTER, SIMCOE. 
Established — A. D., 1861. 

Stated Meetings — second Wednesday of every month. 
officers. 

R. E. Comp. Charles Kahn, Z 
" " Charles W. Matheson H 
John Clarke, J 
Number of Members 12 



OFFICERS OF THE GRAND CHAPTER. 

1862-3. 



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GEAND SUPERINTENDENTS OF DISTRICTS 

R. E. Comp. Edwin Heathfield London District. 

Charles Kahn Wilson " 

Charles Magill .. Hamilton " 

Francis Richardson Toronto " 

•lames A. Henderson Central " 

G. T. Morehouse Eas'n Toivn'ps " 

llifhard Pope Quebec, a 



LIST OF GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTERS, 

WITH THE 

NAMES AND RESIDENCES OF GRAND SCRIBES, E. 

England Wm. Grey Clarke London. 

Scotland L. Mackersy Edinburgh. 

Ireland - Hon. Geo. Handcock. Dublin. 

Alabama Daniel Sayre Montgomery. 

Arkansas James W. Finley Little Rock. 

California L. C. Owens San Francisco. 

Canada ....-- Thos. B. Harris Hamilton. 

Connecticut E. G. Storer New Haven. 

Florida . . John B. Taylor Tallahassee. 

Georgia B.B.Russell Augusta. 

Indiana Francis King Indianapolis. 

Illinois H.G.Reynolds Springfield. 

Iowa W. B. Langridge Muscatine. 

Kentucky... P. Swigert. . -- Frankfort. 

Louisiana « Samuel G. Risk New Orleans. 

Maine Ira Berry Portland. 

Maryland . . W. Morris Smith Washington. 

Massachusetts Thomas Waterman. . Boston. 

Michigan J. Eastman Johnson. White Pigeon. 

Minnesota A. T. C. Pierson St. Paul's. 

Mississippi .... R. W. T. Daniel Jackson. 

Missouri A. O'Sullivan St. Louis. 

New Hampshire Horace Chase Hopkinton. 

New York J. O. Cole Albany. 

New Jersey J. Wool ver ton Trenton. 

North Carolina . . Thomas B. Carr Wilmington. 

Ohio John D. Caldwell Cincinnati. 

Pennsylvania Wm. H. Adams Philadelphia. 

Rhode Island Samuel B. Swan Providence. 

South Carolina E.Thayer Charleston. 

Tennessee . -_. C. A. Fuller Nashville. 

Texas A. S. Ruthven Galveston. 

Vermont John B. Hollenbeck „ . Burlington. 

Virginia John Dove Richmond. 

Wisconsin W. T. Palmer Milwaukee. 






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